OUR STORY


Conquering the Great Divide

Before we can tell you about us, we thought you should know about the first trolley our community ever encountered back in 1889. We did some research and were intrigued at how this was what brought Covington and Oxford together on either side of the Georgia Railroad. A few residents, much like us here at Main Street Trolleys, incorporated the Covington & Oxford Street Railway Company wanting to fill a need to bring the two separated regions together and improve transportation as well as economic growth. The standard-gauge railway had a three mile length with six cars, two other vehicles and ten horses! Total length of the operation ended up being six to seven miles by 1894. All good things must come to an end and sadly, the insurgence of the automobile industry in 1917 saw the conclusion of a good run for the Covington & Oxford Street Railway Company.

       
 Bringing Back a Timeless Treasure
Fast forward a hundred years and that's where we come in. The founders of Main Street Trolleys had a vision of taking citizens back to a simpler place in time with a modern day experience. We know how important roots are and it only felt natural to intertwine the history of Covington with our own story. Our trolley accommodates 28 passengers comfortably. We live and love this place and want to share that with every resident, newcomer, and those venturing to check out our little tourist destination. Our tours will offer something for everyone, bringing an individualized experience to all who come aboard!