Johnstown Trolleys and Incline

Johnstown Trolleys and Incline

Johnstown Trolleys and Incline covers the history of the trolley car system , trackless trolleys , and the Johnstown Inclined Plane . Johnstown was the last small city in the United States to operate a variety of vintage and modern ...

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073854583X

Category: History

Page: 127

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The Johnstown flood on May 31, 1889, virtually demolished the horsecar lines of the Johnstown Passenger Railway Company, resulting in the system being rebuilt with electric trolley cars. Johnstown Trolleys and Incline covers the history of the trolley car system, trackless trolleys, and the Johnstown Inclined Plane. Johnstown was the last small city in the United States to operate a variety of vintage and modern trolley cars along with trackless trolleys. The Johnstown incline played a key role in transporting residents to higher ground in the devastating floods of 1936 and 1977. Ridership declined with the coming of the automobile and the changing industrial scene in the region. Rail enthusiasts from all parts of the country came to Johnstown on its last day of trolley service in 1960, and the last runs are fully illustrated in these vintage photographs.
Categories: History

East Broad Top Railroad

East Broad Top Railroad

Trolley operation began in August 1962 using a long cord attached to the trolley pole on Johnstown Traction Company car No. ... 1960 , was completely restored and is featured on the front cover of Johnstown Trolleys and Incline .

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738557544

Category: History

Page: 128

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Chartered in 1856, the East Broad Top Railroad began operating in 1873 through scenic Huntingdon County in south-central Pennsylvania. This well-managed narrow-gauge railroad connected the isolated Broad Top Mountain coal field with the Pennsylvania Railroad at Mount Union. With a decline in the hauling of coal, service ended in 1956. Nick Kovalchick, president of the Kovalchick Salvage Company of Indiana, Pennsylvania, purchased the railroad and reopened a portion of it as a tourist line in 1960. Through vintage photographs, East Broad Top Railroad showcases the steam locomotives, rolling stock, and railroad yard at Rockhill Furnace, which is the most historic railroad yard in North America.
Categories: History

Pittsburgh Streamlined Trolleys

Pittsburgh Streamlined Trolleys

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Pittsburgh Streamlined Trolleys covers the history of the trolley car system that once had ... Kenneth C. Springirth, author of Greater Erie Trolleys and Johnstown Trolleys and Incline, has a vested interest in ...

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738549415

Category: History

Page: 127

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Pittsburgh Streamlined Trolleys covers the history of the trolley car system that once had the third largest fleet of Presidents' Conference Committee trolley cars in North America. Pittsburgh Railways Company was very innovative and constantly made design improvements in its trolley cars. This led to increased ridership, as these streamlined trolleys were quiet, fast, and had comfortable seating. With the increased use of automobiles, ridership declined. After the Port Authority of Allegheny County took over Pittsburgh Railways, most of the trolley routes were abandoned. However, a number of trolleys were refurbished with paint schemes that included psychedelic commercial advertising and community messages. The last runs of these trolleys occurred in 1999, and new light rail vehicles are now in service.
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Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys

Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys

SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA A of n extensive number of trolley car lines linked the city of southeastern Pennsylvania . ... Springirth is the author of five Arcadia titles : Greater Erie Trolleys , Johnstown Trolleys and Incline ...

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738556920

Category: History

Page: 127

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An extensive number of trolley car lines linked the city of Philadelphia to the rich farmland and picturesque towns of southeastern Pennsylvania. These trolley lines traversed miles of narrow streets lined with row houses whose residents were proud working-class Americans. These historic photographs trace the trolley cars' routes, including Route 23, the region's longest urban trolley route, from the expanses of Northwest Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill through the crowded commercial Center City to South Philadelphia with a variety of neighborhood stops at everything in between. Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys follows the history of the trolley cars that have served this diverse and historic region.
Categories: History

Arcade and Attica Railroad

Arcade and Attica Railroad

Kenneth C. Springirth , author of Greater Erie Trolleys , Johnstown Trolleys and Incline , Pittsburgh Streamlined Trolleys , Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys , East Broad Top Railroad , Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys , and Bessemer ...

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738572055

Category: History

Page: 127

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In 1881, a narrow-gauge railroad was built in southwestern New York, from Attica to Arcade. It was later rebuilt to standard gauge to connect with what became the Pennsylvania Railroad. Concerned that the line would be abandoned, local farmers, merchants, and others raised money to purchase the railroad and formed the Arcade and Attica Railroad. Through vintage photographs, Arcade and Attica Railroad highlights the history of a railroad that, faced with declining revenues, launched steam-powered passenger service in 1962. With a dedicated management team that has taken the time and effort to face obstacles, the pride of loyal employees, and a supportive community, the railroad has endured a variety of herculean challenges to continue passenger and freight service in Wyoming County, New York.
Categories: History

Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad

Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad

Kenneth C. Springirth , author of Greater Erie Trolleys , Johnstown Trolleys and Incline , Pittsburgh Streamlined Trolleys , Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys , East Broad Top Railroad , and Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys , has a ...

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738562661

Category: History

Page: 127

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Andrew Carnegie's vision of transporting iron ore from his boats on Lake Erie to his Pittsburgh steel mills was realized when he obtained ownership of a series of railroad companies in the region. In 1900, these companies became the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad, which connected the Lake Erie ports of Erie, Pennsylvania, and Conneaut, Ohio, south to North Bessemer near Pittsburgh. Through vintage photographs, Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad highlights the railroad passenger excursions to Conneaut Lake Park and the steam and diesel locomotives used on the well-maintained line. The railroad continues to serve the steel industry today and in May 2004 was acquired by the Canadian National Railway.
Categories: History

Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys

Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys

Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys covers the history of the trolleys that served Philadelphias western suburbs.

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439634820

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company prospered through the hard times of the 1930s and was the last privately-owned trolley system in the United States. Aerodynamically designed Bullet cars of the Philadelphia and Western Railway dramatically reduced travel time on the Sixty-ninth Street to Norristown line. The Presidents’ Conference Committee trolley cars of the Philadelphia Transportation Company linked the boroughs of Darby, Colwyn, and Yeadon with Philadelphia. Photographs of Media’s 1977 town fair feature vintage trolleys in the only suburban community in the United States with a trolley line ending in its main street. Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys covers the history of the trolleys that served Philadelphia’s western suburbs.
Categories: Transportation

East Broad Top Railroad

East Broad Top Railroad

Chartered in 1856, the East Broad Top Railroad began operating in 1873 through scenic Huntingdon County in south-central Pennsylvania.

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439620427

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 361

Chartered in 1856, the East Broad Top Railroad began operating in 1873 through scenic Huntingdon County in south-central Pennsylvania. This well-managed narrow-gauge railroad connected the isolated Broad Top Mountain coal field with the Pennsylvania Railroad at Mount Union. With a decline in the hauling of coal, service ended in 1956. Nick Kovalchick, president of the Kovalchick Salvage Company of Indiana, Pennsylvania, purchased the railroad and reopened a portion of it as a tourist line in 1960. Through vintage photographs, East Broad Top Railroad showcases the steam locomotives, rolling stock, and railroad yard at Rockhill Furnace, which is the most historic railroad yard in North America.
Categories: Transportation

Great Lakes and Midwest Catalog

Great Lakes and Midwest Catalog

Author: Partners Book Distributing

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071443116

Category: Booksellers' catalogs

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Categories: Booksellers' catalogs

Guide to Pennsylvania s Tourist Railroads

Guide to Pennsylvania s Tourist Railroads

Man JERSEY SOUTHEAST 30 der Woche ungu To Baltimore MARYLAND TROLLEYS , MINES , INCLINES , AND MUSEUMS tz WEST VIRGIN ... INCLINES SW JohnstownJohnstown Incline 10 Pittsburgh - Duquesne Incline U Pittsburgh — Monangahela Incline ...

Author: Bill Simpson

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: PSU:000056756579

Category: Transportation

Page: 175

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"Rail buffs planning a trip to the state won't want to miss this." --Midwest Book Review "Pennsylvanian Bill Simpson shares his love and knowledge of trains in this guide." --Bloomsbury Review In the first half of the twentieth century, the Pennsylvania Railroad became as large and powerful as any rail line in the world. The breakup of this important railway gave birth to the expansive variety of tourist railroads that exist today. The updated second edition of Guide to Pennsylvania's Tourist Railroads takes train and travel enthusiasts deep into the heart of the Keystone State's many flourishing railroad lines and includes operation schedules and fares. This comprehensive guide offers many traveling options, including lists of recreational possibilities and exciting nearby destinations. Climb aboard and visit many of Pennsylvania's historic sites, including the world's steepest incline, the world's first Amish settlement, and the tranquil Allegheny National Forest. The guide divides Pennsylvania into four geographical regions, allowing the reader easy access to important travel information. Suggested rail stops include some of America's finest and most interesting cities, including Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Altoona. Tourists may wish to visit some of Pennsylvania's railroad museums, including the Rockhill Trolley Museum and the National Toy Train Museum. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bill Simpson has lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for most of his life. In addition to being a devout train enthusiast, Simpson also enjoys running marathons and bicycling through his home state. An avid traveler, he is the author of Guide to the Amish Country: 3rd Edition, also published by Pelican.
Categories: Transportation