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Scranton Suburban Electric Railway car No. 4 on its test run, Scranton, PA, November 29, 1886.
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A man stands next to a trolley.

Credit: Courtesy of Charles J. Van Depoele Library and Archives, The Electric Trolley Museum Association

On November 29, 1886, Scranton Suburban Electric Railway car No. 4 traveled five blocks, from the intersection of Franklin and Lackawanna to Adams and Spruce, in four and a half minutes. When the company began business the following day, it became one of the nation's first commercial all-electric street car services.

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