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American Sign Language: "trolley"


The sign for trolley is generally going to be the same as the sign for TRAIN.

TRAIN as in: "choo choo" train. (A railway train).


Note: For the sign "TRAIN," both hands are in "H" handshapes (or loose "h" handshapes).  The non-dominant hand stays stationary and represents the train tracks.  The dominant hand moves forward and back along the tracks.
 


Trolley: Advanced depiction using "C" handshapes (Classifier "C").
Suppose you were telling a story about a trolley in San Francisco and wanted to say, "then the trolley went up a hill."  After establishing that you are talking about a trolley by fingerspelling "T-R-O-L-L-E-Y" and then signing TRAIN, you could then use "C" handshapes to represent the trolley and its movement up the hill.

"Trolley moving up a hill." (Version)


There are other ways to show a trolley's movement. You could use a single palm-down flat hand:

(If you were talking about a double sectioned trolley you could use two palm-down flat hands (one close behind the other).
 


 

TROLLEY (version)
Yet another way to sign trolley is to use a bent-V handshape and flip it back and down twice.
This concept is based on the "pull rope" system some busses use to alert the driver that a passenger wants to get off:



Also see: BUS


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