Trolley with Canada Dry sign

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    Santiago de Cuba, before June 1949. See Allen Morrison's collection of photos of the trams of Santiago de Cuba.


    Paul Lauver photo

    uhs1959, lilli042000, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. RicardoRMedina ages ago | reply

      I believe this is in Cuba as we never had this type of trolley on the island.

    2. telehman99 ages ago | reply

      This is from the collection of a photographer who was in PR for many years, but as far as I know never visited Cuba.

    3. RicardoRMedina ages ago | reply

      I hold my position, we never had this type trolley car in Puerto Rico. The scene is definitely not San Juan or Mayagüez. We had Hatuey brand malt but it was a product of Cuba. The trolley service in Puerto Rico was terminated on Sept. 20 1946, was Paul Lauver on the Island before or on that date? You have slides posted that are from Cuba, maybe a mix-up ocurred?

    4. t13hman ages ago | reply

      I only have Cuba slides of two individuals, taken between 1956 and 1959. I'm hoping someone can help establish the location of this photo by identifying either the buildings or the firm name on the truck. Paul Lauver was in PR 1946-1957. I don't have the month the Lauvers arrived in 1946.

    5. The Stakhanovite Twins ages ago | reply

      How about this one for the new Canada Dry group. Cheers.

    6. t13hman ages ago | reply

      Glad to. Added.

    7. davsot777 117 months ago | reply

      according to Wikipedia, the trolley stopped operating in October 1949. Does that help?

    8. davsot777 117 months ago | reply

      i mean October 1 1946


    9. Puertaterrence 117 months ago | reply

      I think these links could settle the controversy:
      The Tramways of Puerto Rico

      That's indeed a cuban trolley. Nací y crecí en Puerta de Tierra, San Juan. Por mi barrio pasaban tanto el trolley como el tren. Llegué a viajar en ambos, y no recuerdo nigún trolley parecido al ilustrado en la foto.
      Johnny Torres Rivera.

    10. t13hman 116 months ago | reply

      I checked with Paul Lauver's son, who says his parents stopped in Cuba on a boat trip. His mother thinks the two photos were taken in Cuba.

    11. davsot777 110 months ago | reply

      This was in Santiago de Cuba. Please change the tags. thanks.

    12. bondeboy 110 months ago | reply

      You can see the same trolley number 28 (with different advertising) on my Santiago de Cuba tramway page (8th picture down) at
      I would like to post this color picture on that page. How can I obtain permission and, if it's OK, whom should I credit as photographer or contributor?
      Allen Morrison

    13. average linen [deleted] 97 months ago | reply

      Oh, my God, look what I found! I'm an oooooooold timer, from Santiago, but I still remember: That trolley car (tranvia) ran on the Vista Alegre-Planta route. The picture was apparently taken while it was traveling on Alameda Michelson now Jesus Menendez Avenue.

    14. average linen [deleted] 97 months ago | reply

      Tom Lehman The building is the "Aduana", Customs House, on old Alameda Michelsen in Santiago de Cuba. it was right next to the old train station.

    15. t13hman 97 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the details, gatoverdex.

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