The electric road was opened between Fitchburg and Worcester in 1894-1896. The trolley stopped in the center of town between the Lancaster Hotel and Safford Store. The open cars, called "breezers," made for cool traveling on hot summer days. When the Clinton-Lancaster Company merged with the Leominster-Clinton Company, larger, four-motor cars were purchased, increasing the top speed from 20 to 35 miles per hours.
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Published in: Images of America, Lancaster / Heather Maurer Lennon. Charleston, SC ; Chicago IL ; Portsmouth NH ; San Francisco CA. : Arcadia Publishing, 2001