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Date: 6/4/2010 Album ID: 1018247
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08/21/1985 Nine old El Paso trolley cars have been sold, eight to a scrap metal firm.
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05/24/1981 El Pasoans look on as trolleys roll down Cotton street. A tractor pulled the streetcars through Downtown for a day in November 1979.
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06/10/1987 Job Corps vocational students Mark Cook. left, and Jesus Candelaria sweep the bare interior of streetcar No. 1511, which is undergoing restoration at the Job Corps yard.
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03/23/1986 Thom Kennedy and Daniel Rivera steady a 37,000 pound trolley as a military flatbed truck rolls into position for loadin. Members of the El Paso Historic Streetcar Preservation Society, Jordan & Nobles Construction Co. and Fort Bliss soldiers joined Saturday to move nine troleys from storage at the city's trolley barn to a parking lot at Sixth and Oregon in South El Paso. The society plans to renovate the streetcars and put one back in operation on tracks on El Paso Street.
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11/18/1979 Mayor Westfall, left, ex-mayor Salazar, County Commissioner Solis, far right ... Watching Bob Norris from Pan Am Savings open bottle of champagne.
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11/16/1979 Manuel Porras, an employee of the El Paso Street Department, uses an air hammer to clear pavement from the trolley tracks near the 800 block of San Antonio Street.
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11/18/1979 Mayor Westfall, left, ex-mayor Salazar, County Commissioner Solis, far right ... Watching Bob Norris from Pan Am Savings open bottle of champagne.
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11/17/1986 R.L. Thomas, a volunteer for the Del Norte Streetcar Preservation Society, leaped over the roof of two trolley cars as he inspected them for damage from recent rains and cold weather.
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09/01/1987 Job Corps members Edward Alvarez, left, and Martin Alderete work to restore one ofnine trolley cars.
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6/10/1987 Job Corps vocational students Mark Cook, left, and Jesus Candelaria sweep the bare interior of streetcar No. 1511.
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09/15/1976 Inactive streetcars await fate at Cotton Street storage barn.
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09/01/1987 Job Corp members Edward Alvarez, left, and Martin Alderete work to restore one of nine trolley cars.
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02/19/1976 The announcement last week that the Mexican federal government may allow resumption of international streetcar service between El Paso and Juarez may be difficult to attain. The city of Juarez has erected a new border checkpoint at the foot of the Stanton Street bridge which clearly blocks the streetcar tracks.
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