It is with rare bounty that Tampa Rail has such an opportunity to provide the local online community with something this unique and fascinating. Thanks to prominent Florida rail historian Seth Bramson, original compiler of this information; and the efforts of Henry Gerdes, regular TR visitor from since Tampa Rail's humblest beginnings, I am honored with permission to show off an original Tampa streetcar map and brochure dating from Tampa's pre-1947 period.
It was that period of time when Tampa's full-fledged streetcar system ran through the city with, apparently, 53 miles of trackage. These are actual scans which appear to show off a system every bit as complete, complex, and vital to the energy of early Tampa as our one-day light rail or monorail system will be. It is important for me to disclaim that the 5 images presented in the gallery are Copyright 2005 by Seth H. Bramson
. You may find books Mr. Bramson has authored at Amazon. For your convenience, here is a direct link to his profile list
Thanks to Mr. Bramson and Henry for making these presentations available to you.