Barcelona, 1908

And now for something completely different.

Similar to the San Francisco, 1906 post, this has nothing to do with MAX light rail, but I think this sort of thing is really interesting. This is video shot from a streetcar in Barcelona in 1908, but I don’t know any of the historical context beyond that.

I like the part a little over 4 minutes in where the streetcar with our point of view is stopped so that an oncoming one on the same track can diverge off. I wonder what their protocols or scheduling for moves like that were like. First come first served maybe?

Again, it’s interesting to see how over 100 years ago people were still walking, cycling, and driving their horse & carriages in front of oncoming rail vehicles. Well, fewer horses nowadays, but even so.


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