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Sheridan, WY Interurban streetcar conductor
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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 03:02 PM UTC
This picture of a man named Joe Drier, an Interurban Streetcar Conductor in 1915, was in our local newspaper tonight.



I have posted pictures of the restored streetcar here in Sheridan, WY on here before so I thought it was kind of fitting that they had a picture of one of the conductors.

Here is an old picture of one of the streetcars going over a trestle that was constructed over Deadman’s Draw to accommodate service to Fort Mackenzie here in Sheridan, WY. The trestle is no longer there.



Thanks and enjoy,
Randy
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Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 02:53 PM UTC
Very interesting. I wonder how many streetcars and conductors there were in Sheridan in 1915? Was it a good-sized city then-- especially with such a natural barrier between it and the fort?
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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 - 02:25 AM UTC

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Very interesting. I wonder how many streetcars and conductors there were in Sheridan in 1915? Was it a good-sized city then-- especially with such a natural barrier between it and the fort?



Here is some information I found:

The electric-powered trolley line in Sheridan was a fleet of five cars that provided a public transit system around the town of Sheridan as well as the outlying coal mines and Fort Mackenzie and it was called the Fort Line between 1911 and 1926.

I didn't find anything about how many conductors there were. I am guessing maybe 10.

And a population comparison.

Sheridan, WY population in 1915 – 8,906

Sheridan, WY population now – 17,698

Not quite doubled in almost 100 years. Still a small town compared to other states standards but it is still one of the biggest in WY. Not too small....not too big....I like it.

Thanks,
Randy