The first was taken in the early 1900s; the second last Friday. One shows Charlotte's original trolley system in its prime, while the other shows the present LYNX light rail. As these two pictures show, public rail transportation in Charlotte has changed significantly in the past 100 years. While rail transportation used to be the only practical transportation choice for the average Charlottean, it is now viewed primarily as an alternative to the automobile.
Regardless, rail transit has a lengthy past in the Queen City. If this interests you, please check back for more information about Charlotte's rail history.