Trolley Engineer, Circa 1896

The engineer of this open-end car poses in front of the Forest Hills carhouse (which would later become the Jamaica Loop) about 1896. By 1905, all cars were enclosed.

The engineer of this open-end car poses in front of the Forest Hills carhouse (which would later become the Jamaica Loop) about 1896. By 1905, all cars were enclosed. Credit: Via Jamaica Plain Historical Society

For our Throwback Thursday Photo of the Day, here’s the engineer of an open-end trolley car, taken about 1896. By 1905, all the cars were enclosed. He’s posed in front of the Forest Hills car house. This photo comes courtesy of the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

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