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This streetcar once belonged to the city of Albany. Originally, the streetcars were horse-drawn. The streetcars travelled on Pine, Jackson, Broad, and Washington to and from the train station. This is the body of a Kankakee single-truck streetcar; it is a pre-Birney design built by American for Albany and later sold to the city of Kankakee, Ill. It later became part of a diner in downtown Gardner, Ill., and still exists there today. The diner was once a favorite hangout of Al Capone. This photo and about 2,000 others are on the Facebook page “Vintage Albany”.

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Tom Knighton is the publisher of The Albany Journal. In November, 2011, he became the first blogger to take over a newspaper anywhere in the world. In August of 2012, he made the difficult decision to take the Journal out of print circulation and become an online news agency, a first for the Albany area.

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