United Railways and Electric Company One-Man Safety model, built as a handbrake two-man car in 1904 by J. G. Brill Company, rebuilt by UR&E as a one-man safety car in 1924, rebuilt again by BTCo as a company rail conductivity testing car, and renumbered 3550, lasting in service until 1963; returned to its 1924 appearance in a recent museum rebuilding.
World War I brought labor shortages to many major cities in the United States and Baltimore was no exception. For the first time in its history, the United Railways and Electric Company hired women as conductors and later, motormen, to work on the cars to replace the men who had gone off to war. In this picture, the straw-hatted conductorette, as she was known, is adjusting the trolley pole on a streetcar. Route #17 cars ran from Gorsuch Avenue and Harford Road to Westport until June 1947.
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