A short history of Tucson public transportation.
In this video, recorded before the Old Pueblo Trolley was discontinued to make way for construction of the Modern Streetcar route, the conductor is Dick Guthrie, one of Tucson's true visionaries and a driving force behind the public effort to secure a light-rail system for the Old Pueblo.
Two years after Tucson became an incorporated city, entrepreneur Bill Morgan established a “herdic” service. The herdic is a closed body, horse-drawn carriage on rails that runs from Downtown north to Nine Mile Water Hole along the Canada de Oro wash.
Southern Pacific Railroad arrives at Tucson, and the herdic service is re-routed to serve the new train depot on Toole Avenue. Read More