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In 1908, Trolley was built in Medina

Posted 16 December 2013 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin, Orleans County Historian

MEDINA – The BL & R trolley system was under construction when this picture was taken in 1908.

Looking south on Main Street in Medina tracks are being laid around the corner to Main Street from East Center Street. People on West Center Street did not want the trolley going by their homes. Hence the line turned at this corner and ran on  to Commercial Street out to Salt Works Road, rather than a straight line through Medina.

The Buffalo, Lockport and Rochester trolley system ceased operation in April 1931.