'OLD DUTCHMAN' TELLS STORY OF STREET RAILWAYS


| January/February 1955


(from the 'Passenger Transport')

A brief history of the street railways, as told by 'The Old Dutchman,' appeared some time ago in the 'Patriot-News' (Harrisburg, Pa.) It was written by Der Schwer Karl (The Heavy Fellow).

The story, as it appeared, with the original Pennsylvania Dutch in bold face and 'English' translations below, follows:

'De schtross riggelwege waare emol en wunnerbaar weea far reide. Ihre urschprung waare aw, schtrenglich Amerikaanisch.'

The Street Railways were once a wonderful way for to travel. Their origin too, was strictly American.

'Gebore imme freih achtzeh hunnerts, ihre brauch hott gschwind iwwerall de Welt gschpraet. Awwer nau sinn se uscht en gedechtnis.'






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