Union Traction's car No. 16 on Water Street. The three slats along the side were supposed to prevent unwary pedestrians from falling into the wheels and the slat wood basket under the end was designed to scoop up anybody falling down in front of the approaching car. Sign at top of car reads "Laveaga Heights."
Place: Santa Cruz City
Sources of Information: Written on back of photo; McCaleb pp. 107, 109
Related Article: Transportation: Railroads and Streetcars
Original size: 6 3/4" x 4 1/2"
This photograph is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.