Trolley Car on the West Asheville Line


Street car service on the West Asheville Line was available from May, 1911 to September, 1934. Operated by Asheville Power and Light Co., trolleys crossed the French Broad River over the 1911 concrete West Asheville Bridge. The route traveled along Haywood Road, around Beacham’s Curve, continuing to Jarrett’s Store.

The above image shows a trolley heading up from the river along tracks immediately next to Haywood Road. The photo was likely taken from a horse-drawn carriage traveling downhill, as you can see part of the harness in the lower right of the photo.