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homepage of ALLEN MORRISON

This website is an extension of my books The Tramways of Brazil and The Tramways of Chile, which were published, respectively, on paper, in 1989 and 1992. Digital surveys of The Tramways of other countries have been created and uploaded as follows: Paraguay in 2000, Cuba in 2002, Mexico in 2003, Haiti and Peru in 2004, Bolivia in 2005, Ecuador and Venezuela in 2006, Colombia in 2007, Costa Rica, Guyana, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico and Trinidad & Tobago in 2008, Barbados and El Salvador in 2009, Curaçao in 2012 and Aruba in 2013. Many of these pages have versions in other languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Belorussian, Macedonian, Romanian, Polish, Ukrainian, et al. A facsimile edition (with pictures and maps) of my 1989 Brazil book was added in 2010 and, as shown below, many of the discussions of the Brazilian systems have been expanded in digital form with new information and illustrations. There are pages about trolleybus systems in ten countries and pages on general topics. Surveys of Argentina and Uruguay are in preparation.

recent additions:
5/2015: Santos electric transport map: tram, trolleybus, VLT
5/2015: Streetcars in Celaya and Tampico, Mexico - video
4/2015: Streetcars in Veracruz, Mexico - video
3/2015: The First Tramway Maps in South America: Rio, 1858 & 1867
2/2015: Streetcars in Mexico City in the 1950s - video
1/2015: Salvador (Brazil) trolleybus map
10/2014: Rio - Santa Teresa trams 1875 to present - 43 illustrations
6/2014: Mexican Funeral Trams, 1870-1930 - 19 illustrations
5/2014: The Double-Deck Trams of Valparaíso, Chile - 39 photos, 2 maps

Current operations: what's running today - quick inventory
The Tramways of Latin America in 2015 - descriptions, 20 maps, 36 photos
The Trolleybuses of Latin America in 2015 - 11 systems, 8 maps, 30 photos

Chronology: electric transport inaugurations 1883-
Chronology: electric transport closures 1898-
Track gauges in millimeters and inches
Tramway pioneers: history, description, 16 photos
Tranvías pioneros: historia, descripción, 16 fotos
Trolleybus installations: dates and data
Trolleybus pioneers: history, description, 13 photos
Trolebuses pioneros: historia, descripción, 13 fotos
Battery-Powered Trams, Trains and Buses

Association of American Geographers award for this site
Transport Maps drawn by Allen Morrison

Os Trólebus do Brasil: 116 fotos tiradas em 10 cidades brasileiras
[fotografias do fotolog "TROLEFOLIA" extinto em 2013]
My videos: Mexico City, Recife, Itatinga, Tirirical (São Luís)
Páginas com textos em português

Páginas con textos en español

Page avec texte en français

My bibliography: my 3 books on paper
Monsacro (Spain) blog on 10 of my illustrations
Newark (NJ, USA) Broad Street Station Line
John Rossman's Tram Views of Asia: 19 countries, 41 photographs

Argentina: Pedidos de Tranvías Eléctricos...
Buenos Aires - all-time tramway map, 27 systems
Buenos Aires - electric railways: map

Buenos Aires - tramway: commemorative postage stamps
Buenos Aires - Tren de la Costa: postcard views
Córdoba - trolleybus system: 6 photos, map
Mar del Plata - heritage tramway: description, map, 17 photos
Mendoza - Trams, Trolleybuses, Metrotranvía
Mendoza - Tramvaie, Troleibuze, Metrotranvía - text in Romanian
osario - trolleybus line: 4 photos
Valle Hermoso - tramway: 2 photos

The Streetcars of Oranjestad: description, 24 photographs, 2 maps

The Tramways of Bridgetown, Barbados: history, 18 illustrations, map

The Tramways of Bolivia: history, maps, 102 illustrations
Los Tranvías de Bolivia: historia, mapas, 102 ilustraciones

The Tramways of Cochabamba: history, 28 illustrations, 2 maps
(More photographs of Cochabamba taken by Rodolfo Torrico Zamudio)
Los Tranvías de Cochabamba: historia, 28 ilustraciones, 2 mapas
(Más fotografías de Cochabamba tomadas por Rodolfo Torrico Zamudio)
The Tramways of La Paz: history, 54 illustrations, map
Los Tranvías de La Paz: historia, 54 ilustraciones, mapa
Los Tranvías de La Paz: versión Ferropedia [texto, mapa, link > fotos]
The Tramways of Potosí: history, 9 illustrations, map
Los Tranvías de Potosí: historia, 9 ilustraciones, mapa
The Tramways of Oruro and Huanchaca: history, 4 illustrations
Los Tranvías de Oruro y Huanchaca: historia, 4 ilustraciones

The Tramways of Brazil: text (only) of my book
The Tramways of Brazil: complete, scanned, facsimile version of my book - 197 pages
Brief description in Polish language of the book above

"The Tramways of Brazil": review of my book

The Trams of Brazil in the Photographs of Carlheinz Hahmann - 29 illustrations
Os Bondes do Brasil nas Fotografias de Carlheinz Hahmann - 29 ilustrações
Os Trólebus do Brasil: 116 fotos tiradas em 10 cidades brasileiras
Além Paraíba - tramway history, 11 illustrations, 2 maps
Aparecida + Guaratinguetá: tramway history, 2 maps, 10 photographs

Aracaju, Brazil: tramway history, map, 17 photographs
Belém - old trams & the new (2005!) line: history, 24 photos, map

Belo Horizonte tramways: history, map, 27 photographs
Belo Horizonte tramways - text in Belorussian
Belo Horizonte tramways - text in Bulgarian
Belo Horizonte tramways - text in Macedonian
Belo Horizonte tramways - text in Polish
Belo Horizonte: 1963 photograph of a Marmon-Herrington trolleybus
Bom Sucesso one-car tramway: 18 photos, 2 maps, charts
Brasília - metro: 2 maps

Brasília - metro: 8 photographs
Brazil - first railroads and tramways: map
Brazil - light rail (Rio & Campinas): 11 pages, 29 photos, 2 maps
Summary in Polish language of the site above
Campinas tramways: 2 pages, text, maps, 24 photos
Campinas tramway system map
Campinas VLT = LRV line, 1991-1995
Campos (dos Goytacazes) - trams & trolleybuses: text, 24 pix, 2 maps
Campos (dos Goytacazes) - bondes e trólebus: texto, 24 fotos, 2 mapas
Campos do Jordão - tramway: description, 40 photos, map
Summary in Polish language of the site above
Campos do Jordão - tramway: map
Cuiabá - old tramway and new light rail: pictures, maps
Curitiba - tramway history, map, 19 illustrations
Curitiba - história dos bondes, mapa, 19 ilustrações
Guarujá - tramway history, 3 maps, 26 photographs
Itatinga - boat/tram video: 9 minutes, 1980
Itatinga - tramway: text, 2 photos
Juiz de Fora - tramway history, 58 photographs, 2 maps
Lavras - tramway history, map, 37 photographs
Macapá - pier tramway: description, 5 photos
Manaus - tramway history, map, 29 photographs
Tramwaje z Manaus - Manaus text in Polish
Niterói / São Gonçalo - trams & trolleybuses: text, maps, 45 photos
Pelotas - tramway history, map, 30 photographs
Pelotas - tramway history, map, 30 photographs - text in Ukrainian

Petrópolis - tramway history, 2 maps, 23 illustrations

Piracicaba - tramway history, 3 maps, 32 illustrations
Piracicaba - história dos bondes [página acima com texto em português]
Piraju - tramway history, 2 maps, 22 illustrations
Piraju - história dos bondes, 2 mapas, 22 fotografias
Porto Alegre - tramway history, map, 23 photographs
Porto Alegre - história dos bondes, mapa, 23 fotografias
Recife - tramway history, map, 49 photographs
Recife - trolleybus system: history, 13 photos
Recife - trolleybus system: map
Recife - trolleybus video: 7 minutes, 1980
Rio de Janeiro - Alto da Boa Vista tramway: text, 11 photos
Rio de Janeiro - BarraShopping Monorail: 2 photos
Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa tramway: drawings of 1953 model
Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa tramway: history, 41 photos
Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa tramway: map
Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa tramway vehicles 1875-present
Rio de Janeiro - Silvestre charter, 1996: description, 9 photos
Rio de Janeiro - Vila Jardim Santa Cecília monorail
Rio de Janeiro VLT = LRV line, 1982-1985
Rio Grande - tramway history, 3 maps, 29 illustrations
Sacramento - Electric Tramway: text, 14 illustrations, 4 maps
Salvador - elevators & funiculars: description, 11 photos
Salvador - rebuilt Pilar funicular: 10 photos by Raimundo Nonato
Salvador - suburban railway: description, 8 photos
Salvador - tram, train & metro: map
Salvador - tramway history, map, 42 photographs
Santos - article about my 1985 visit (in Portuguese)
Santos - preserved trams: 5 photos
Santos - tramway history, 32 photographs
Santos - map of tourist tramways
São Carlos - tramway history, map, 26 photographs
São Luís - tramway history, 4 maps, 30 photos
São Luís (Tirirical) - tramway video: 7 minutes, 1980
São Paulo ABCD Suburbs: transport map
São Paulo - trolleybus map from 2002
São Paulo - VLP or "fura-fila": 6 photos
Sorocaba - tramway history, map, 25 photographs
Vitória & Vila Velha - tramway history, map, 31 photos
Votorantim - electric railway history, map, 26 photographs

The Tramways of Chile: text (only) of my book
Los Tranvías de Chile: versión en español de mi libro – 220 fotografías, 16 mapas!

American, Chinese, French & Swiss trolleybuses: 9 photos
Los Trolebuses Norteamericanos, Chinos, Franceses y Suizos: 9 fotos
Iquique - tourist tramway: 2 pages, 19 photos, English text
Iquique - tranvía turístico: 19 fotos, texto en españo
Iquique - tranvía antiguo/old tramway: 8 postales/postcards
The Trolleybuses of Santiago: Part A, 1940-1978 / Part B, 1991-1994 
Los Trolebuses de Santiago: Parte A, 1940-1978 / Parte B, 1991-1994  
The Double-Deck Trams of Valparaíso, Chile - 39 photos, 2 maps
The Trolleybuses of Valparaíso: Part A, 1952-1989
 / Part B, 1990-2000
Los Trolebuses de Valparaíso: Parte A, 1952-1989 / Parte B, 1990-2000  
Los Trolebuses Pullman de Valparaíso
Valparaíso's famous Pullman trolleybuses
Valparaíso trolleybus line: my newspaper article
Valparaíso trolleybuses in Placilla 
Los Troles porteños en Placilla 

The Tramways of Colombia: history, maps, 55 photographs
Los Tranvías de Colombia: historia, mapas, 55 fotografías

The Trams of Barranquilla: history, maps, 30 illustrations
The Tramways of Bogotá: history, 24 photographs, map
Los Tranvías de Bogotá: historia, 24 fotografías, mapa
The Trolleybuses of Bogotá: history, 32 photographs, map
Los Trolebuses de Bogotá: historia, 32 fotografías, mapa
The Trolley Café of Bogotá: history, map, 31 photos
The Tramways (and trolleybuses) of Medellín: history, map, 13 photos
Los Tranvías (y trolebuses) de Medellín: historia, mapa, 13 fotos  
The Tramways of Panama City: history, 19 illustrations, 2 maps
Los Tranvías de Ciudad de Panamá: historia, 19 ilustraciones, 2 mapas

The Tramways of Costa Rica: 4 systems, 4 maps, 22 photographs
The Tramways of Puntarenas, Cartago, San José & Guácimo

The Tramways of Cuba: 14 systems, 124 photographs, 9 maps
Cuban Tram Stamps (images copied from the website above!)
Los Sellos Cubanos de Tranvías (versión en español)

Willemstad: tramway history, 2 maps, 10 photographs

The Tramways of Ecuador: Guayaquil, Quito - history, maps, photographs
Los Tranvías de Ecuador: Guayaquil, Quito - historia, mapas, fotografías
The Tramways of Guayaquil - history, 2 maps, 27 photographs
Los Tranvías de Guayaquil - historia, 2 mapas, 27 ilustraciones
The Tramways of Quito - history, map, 17 photographs
Los Tranvías de Quito - historia, mapa, 17 fotografías
The Trolleybuses of Quito – history, map, 62 illustrations
Quito - trolleybus line: Kiepe mouse pad

The Tramways of San Salvador, Santa Tecla, Sonsonate: 34 illustrations, 2 maps
Los Tranvías de San Salvador, Santa Tecla, Sonsonate: 34 ilustraciones, 2 mapas

Guatemala: Quezaltenango Electric Railway: history, 19 photos, 2 maps

Guatemala: FC Eléctrico de Quezaltenango: historia, 19 fotos, 2 mapas

The Tramways of Georgetown, British Guiana: text, map, 12 pictures

The Tramways of Haiti: Port-au-Prince - history, map, 16 photos
Les Tramways d'Haïti: Port-au-Prince - histoire, mapa, 16 fotos

The Tramways of Kingston, Jamaica: history, map, 17 photos
(page above recycled by Jamaicans.com)

The Tramways of Mexico: 46 webpages, 287 photographs, 21 maps
Streetcars in Mexico City in the 1950s - video
Guadalajara - old Tren Eléctrico map

Monterrey - metro: map
The Very Narrow Gauge Railways of Yucatán in 1988 & 1989

The Tramways of Panama: Panama City - history, 19 pictures, 2 maps
Los Tranvías de Panamá: Ciudad de Panamá - historia, 18 fotos, 2 mapas

The Tramways of Paraguay: Asunción - history, map, 18 photographs
Los Tranvías de Paraguay: Asunción - historia, mapa, 18 fotografías

Asunción - tramway: condom car

The Tramways of Peru: Lima, Arequipa, others - texts, maps, 97 pictures
Tranvías en el Perú: Spanish-language version of above by Luis A. Ramírez
Cybertheft – my photos & map stolen by a Lima newspaper!
The Tramways of Arequipa: history, map, 19 illustrations
The Tramways of Lima: history, map, 71 illustrations
Tranvías de Lima [en español]: historia, mapa, 69 ilustraciones
The Other Tramways of Peru: history, map, 23 illustrations
Lima (Barranco) heritage tramway: text, 15 photographs
Lima metro & tramway map

The Tramways of Puerto Rico: San Juan - description, map, 33 photographs
Los Tranvías de Puerto Rico: San Juan - descripción, mapa, 33 fotografías
The Tramways of Mayagüez: history, map, 22 illustrations
The Tramways of Ponce: history, maps, 16 illustrations


The Trams & Trolleybuses of Trinidad & Tobago: text, 3 maps, 28 pictures

pages from other sources, websites, documents, news articles, etc.

The Tramways of Venezuela: history, maps, 70 pix
Los Tranvías de Venezuela: historia, mapas, 70 fotos
Caracas - tramway history, 35 photos, satellite view, map 
Caracas - historia del tranvía, 35 fotos, vista satelital, mapa 
Carúpano - tramway history, 7 photos, maps
Carúpano - historia del tranvía, 7 fotos, mapas
La Guaira & Caracas Railway – history, map, 23 illustrations
Ferrocarril La Guaira y Caracas - historia, mapa, 23 ilustraciones
Maiquetía, La Guaira & Macuto - tramway history, 18 photos, ma
Maiquetía, La Guaira y Macuto - historia, 18 fotos, map
Maracaibo - tramway history, 14 photos, 2 maps

Maracaibo - historia, 14 fotos, 2 mapas
Mérida - trolleybus system: description, map, 29 illustrations
Mérida - trolleybus system map
Valencia - tramway history, 8 photos, map
Valencia - historia del tranvía, 8 fotos, mapa
Valencia - metro: 2 photos of first cars

As of 5/2015 this website has 1,539 pages, 3,715 illustrations and 332 maps.
It was launched on 11 July 1998 and celebrated
its 16th birthday on 11 July 2014.
The author welcomes additions, corrections and suggestions. Please email me!
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