Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ren's did you know?, Gravity Mule Car


In 1887, Ontario’s unique "gravity mule car" made its first run on Euclid Avenue. Charles Frankish and Godfrey Stamm established the Ontario and San Antonio Heights R.R. Co. Engineer John Tays of Upland added the pull-out trailer that allowed the mules to coast downhill after each laborious pull from Holt to Twenty–Fourth Street. The mule car served until 1895, when it was replaced by an electric streetcar and returned temporarily when a flood damaged the electrical generator in the powerhouse. Visit the "gravity mule car" today on Euclid Avenue and learn more about Ontario's history. #125to125 #CelebrateOntario

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