|"DC Transit Glen Echo" oil on canvas (30 x 40) 2014|
Like many electric parks Glen Echo gave a welcome boost to streetcar ridership on the weekends. I discovered this clipping in a DC Transit Brochure that I have in my collection. You are encouraged to "take the Number 20 car marked Cabin John anywhere along Pennsylvania Avenue west of Peace Monument" in order to get to Glen Echo. The former PCC operators of this line like to reminisce about hurtling along the streetcar tracks over the Cabin John Bridge at the nearly top speed of 65 m.p.h. What a great story they tell.