Trolley to the Beach- Online Film


The Ocean Beach Historical Society’s President Eric DuVall presented “Trolley to the Beach” online film that premeired at the Jan. 17, 2019 OBHS program.
Eric told the “Trolley to The Beach,” story with lavished illustrated, of how dependable electric streetcar service allowed people to live at the beach—specifically Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Pacific Beach and La Jolla—and still be able to work downtown. It is the story of the Point Loma Railroad and The San Diego Electric Railway and how they helped our city to grow. As such, it is also the story of D. C. Collier and John D. Spreckels. Eric covered an approximately 50-year period from the 1890s through the 1940s.
JUMP ON FOR A RIDE (below): Eric’s film clip traces the trolley route through O.B. and Point Loma. Fun music and Kitty McDaniel antics add fun to the ride!