Waiting for the Streetcar

If you’re waiting for the streetcar in Spartanburg, you’re exactly 85 years too late. But the discerning eye can still spy “vestiges” of the old Clifton route — including a “new” Southern Railway bridge that had to cross the trolley line in 1924.

Join Chumley at that railroad bridge directly behind a very noisy Ingles supermarket; and in the nearby community of Ben Avon — where the Clifton line ran along the median of what we might call a boulevard. In 1920, a ten-cent fare could get you the 12 miles from Morgan Square to Glendale, winding through Clifton on the way.

Click below to watch the video, and let’s explore.