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Offline gpimper

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Re: Small collection
« Reply #60 on: September 28, 2020, 06:07:14 PM »
Another interesting one...1920s District of Columbia streetcar token :-)
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Re: Small collection
« Reply #61 on: September 29, 2020, 10:16:38 AM »
See here for a general background, as well as links to the Capital Traction Company and the  Washington Railway and Electric Company mentioned on your token. The many die cracks give you an idea of how intensively the dies were worked.

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Re: Small collection
« Reply #62 on: September 29, 2020, 09:25:03 PM »
Garden State Parkway, New Jersey, 1952.  One of the first issued :-)  https://www.njta.com/gsphistory/index.html
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Re: Small collection
« Reply #63 on: September 29, 2020, 10:00:32 PM »
An interesting history of the GSP, Greg. I never realized the highway was so long. I drove it many, many times but could never go past a certain point (109 North maybe) because large trucks weren't allowed past that point. Never understood that because we were allowed to go the whole distance of the NJ Turnpike. Anyway, it was generally well maintained and upgraded on a regular basis. Not something you see in New Jersey.

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Re: Small collection
« Reply #64 on: September 29, 2020, 10:52:13 PM »
Bruce, I've only driven it a couple times.  I believe there are parts that are weight limited.  When you compare the construction time and miles GSP was built pretty quickly.  I watched H-3 on Oahu, Hawaii, take 20 years and it's only about 14 miles (if that)!  https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/02/the-h-3-highway-in-hawaii.html
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