Portal:Houston/Selected picture/April 2008

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Bellaire Boulevard and a street car line connected Bellaire, Texas to Houston. The street car line, which ran a four mile stretch from central Bellaire to Houston's Main Street, started construction in 1909. The streetcar line consisted of one railway track and an overhead electric wire. The streetcar was nicknamed the "Toonerville Trolley".