Peoria County, Illinois  Genealogy Trails 
 

Streetcars and the Caterpillar Shift Change
Photos and Information courtesy of Steve Slaughter

 

Shift change at Caterpillar, Streetcars await.  Left: 1933.  Right: 1946.
 

Caterpillar shift change - 1933:  Workers at the East Peoria Caterpillar manufacturing facility were greeted at shift change by a long line of streetcars. This particular photo shows cars in que on W. Washington St in East Peoria in 1933.

Caterpillar shift change - 1946:  The only real difference between these 2 photos is that the streetcars have been modernized. This particular style trolley car is called a BIRNEY.

 

 

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