In the course of my world-building I've come upon a problem: how do I provide transportation for the hundreds of thousands of people that live in my fantasy city?
I can't just have them all
walk. The world I'm building has turn-of-the-century technology (late
1800s/early 1900s) so we're in that period when horses are beginning to
be phased out in favor of more reliable and less poop-producing
technology (the automobile being among them.)
So I was looking for something for public transit... and I found this.
a horse drawn trolley! It runs along a rail, but it's pulled by a horse
or two. Fascinating, eh? Think how much quieter it would have been. And
likely (since it moved much slower) less people got run over by them. I
think I'll include these in my fantasy world, since it's a cool idea
and I need some kind of public transit that isn't buses or strictly
Here's another pic of a horse-drawn trolley hub.
fits into my world. Even though I'm not personally a great fan of
horses, they're going to be included. Thanks to Wikipedia for these
lovely public domain images and a great little article about horse-drawn
trolleys. (Seriously, what did we do before Wikipedia?)