About 1912 or so, the AC was dropped and the cars ran the whole distance on 550 volts DC and a track connection was made in downtown Atlanta with the rest of the city and allowed interchange of cars with the Stone Mountain line on the east side of town (a practice that was seldom done).
Over the ensuing years the name Atlanta Northern sort of stuck with the Marietta line even though in 1920 the curved side cars were purchased for both interurban lines and the DC voltage was increased to 600 to make it standard across the system.
Car 478, formerly Toledo
and Indiana 125 was
purchased in 1942. The T&I, headquartered in Stryker, Ohio, had been abandoned in 1939.
April 19, 1947
John Melton Photo
Dan Borgnis collection