Philadelphia s Streetcar Heritage

Philadelphia s Streetcar Heritage

Philadelphia's Streetcar Heritage is a photographic essay of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, streetcar system.

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: America Through Time

ISBN: 1634991486

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Philadelphia's Streetcar Heritage is a photographic essay of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, streetcar system. The first electric streetcar line in Philadelphia opened in 1892 and quickly replaced horsecar service by 1897. Streetcar lines were merged into the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company (PRT) in 1902 to achieve a unified system. There were 1,500 new streetcars purchased by 1913, which was the largest fleet of standardized streetcars ever purchased by one transit company. Ridership dropped during the Depression, and PRT reorganized as the Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC) in 1940. After National City Lines (NCL) obtained control of PTC in 1955, many streetcar lines became bus operated. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) acquired PTC in 1968. The overhaul of 112 Presidents' Conference Committee (PCC) cars began in 1979. Kawasaki Heavy Industries built 112 streetcars (light rail vehicles) for the subway surface lines. With buses taking over Route 15 (Girard Avenue) in 1992, only five subway surface lines remained. SEPTA restored Route 15 streetcar service in 2005 using Brookville Equipment Corporation rebuilt PCCII cars. Philadelphia's Streetcar Heritage documents the city's streetcars, including Fairmount Park Trolleys and trackless trolleys.
Categories: Transportation

Detroit s Streetcar Heritage

Detroit s Streetcar Heritage

"America Through Time is an imprint of Fonthill Media LLC. Published by Arcadia Publishing by arrangement with Fonthill Media LLC."--Title page verso.

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: America Through Time

ISBN: 1634990722

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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Detroit's Streetcar Heritage is a photographic essay of the Detroit, Michigan, streetcar system. Replacement of slow moving horsecar service began with the opening of an electric street railway by the Detroit Citizens Street Railway in 1892. By 1900, all of the Detroit streetcar systems were consolidated into the Detroit United Railway (DUR). Following voter approval, the City of Detroit purchased DUR in 1922, becoming the first large United States city to own and operate public transit under Detroit Department of Street Railways (DSR). Between 1921 and 1930, DSR purchased 781 Peter Witt type streetcars. Although DSR purchased 186 modern Presidents' Conference Committee (PCC) cars between 1945 and 1949, many streetcar lines were converted to bus operation. The last streetcar line on Woodward Avenue was converted to bus operation in 1956 with 183 PCC cars sold to Mexico City. Detroit's Streetcar Heritage documents the city's streetcar era plus scenes of the PCC cars in Mexico City, the Washington Boulevard Line which operated from 1976 to 2003, and the QLINE streetcar which opened in 2017 on Woodward Avenue linking Grand Boulevard with downtown Detroit.
Categories: Business & Economics

American Heritage Society s Americana

American Heritage Society s Americana

old photos , posters , and other memo - Pabst in Milwaukee lays on perhaps on
the premises at the Trolleyman , rabilia , guests have a chance to sam - the best
tour operated by a national Redhook ' s stylish brew pub , a cleanple the tasty
end results of the ... Brewing Company , Philadelphia ' s man eventually to
increase fourfold Dock Street amber , Maine Coast the annual capacity of ten
thousand Karl ...

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ISBN: WISC:89058302100

Category: Americana

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Categories: Americana

Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys

Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys

SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA n extensive number of trolley car lines linked
the city of H Philadelphia to the rich farmland and picturesque towns of
southeastern Pennsylvania . ... the region ' s longest urban trolley route , from the
expanses of Northwest Philadelphia ' s Chestnut Hill through the ... Arcadia is
proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage , making history available
to all .

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

Bartram Heritage

Bartram Heritage

Louisiana • 129 Secondary Heritage Resources 129 South Carolina 130 Georgia
, 130 Florida 131 North Carolina 132 Tennessee 133 Alabama 133 Mississippi
135 Louisiana 136 Marking and Registration 137 Future Bar tram Heritage Efforts
137 Who Takes Action 138 | Priorities for ... Peale 8d Abbreviated Bartram
Genealogy 8e Bartram House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the fartherest
point from ...

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Publisher: Brad Sanders

ISBN:

Category: Natural history

Page: 198

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Categories: Natural history

New Jersey s Trolley Heritage

New Jersey s Trolley Heritage

New Jersey's Trolley Heritage is a photographic essay of trolley cars that once served Atlantic City, Ocean City, and Wildwood, plus the modernized Newark City subway, along with the new Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line and River Line.

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: America Through Time

ISBN: 1634992245

Category: History

Page: 128

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New Jersey's Trolley Heritage is a photographic essay of trolley cars that once served Atlantic City, Ocean City, and Wildwood, plus the modernized Newark City subway, along with the new Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line and River Line. From 1889 to 1955, electric trolley cars served commuters and vacationers in Atlantic City. Between 1938 and 1955, Atlantic City operated twenty-five streamlined Brilliners known as the Miss America Fleet, the largest fleet of these cars in service in the United States. The Shore Fast Line connected Atlantic City via Pleasantville and Somers Point to Ocean City. A portion of the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines was used by the Shore Fast Line. Open summer cars operated in Wildwood until it closed in 1945. After trolley service ended in Atlantic City, Newark's City Subway was New Jersey's only remaining trolley line until New Jersey Transit opened the Hudson-Bergen Line in 2000, and by 2011, linked North Bergen with Hoboken, Jersey City, and Bayonne. New Jersey's Trolley Heritage documents an important part of the state's trolley history including the River Line, which opened in 2004, connecting Camden with Trenton.
Categories: History

People Power Places

People  Power  Places

While a trolley car is narrowly defined as an electric - powered railcar with current
brought from overhead wire to car motors through a pole above the roof ... John A
. Lieper , “ Family of 4 Lives in Old Trolley Car , ” Philadelphia Inquirer , July 28 ,
1935 ; A . J . Downing , The Architecture of Country Houses ... Joseph P .
Eckhardt , “ Clatter , Sproing , Clunk Went the Trolley , ” Pennsylvania Heritage
18 , no .

Author: Sally Ann McMurry

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572330759

Category: Architecture

Page: 295

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From workers' cottages in Milwaukee's Polish community to Alaskan homesteads during the Great Depression, from early American retail stores to nineteenth-century prisons, different types of buildings reflect the diverse responses of people to their architectural needs. Through inquiry into such topics, the contributors to this volume examine a variety of building forms as they assess the current state of vernacular architecture studies. Because scholars in vernacular architecture have come to consider thematic questions rather than simply to look at types of structures, the essays chosen for this collection address issues of how people, power, and places intersect. They demonstrate not only the inextricable links between people and place but also show how power relationships are defined by spatial organization--and how this use of space has helped define the distinction between private and public. The essays examine a wide range of forms, from camp meetings to trolley cottages, to consider what buildings might reveal about their makers, users, and even interpreters. One article, for example, will give readers a new appreciation of balloon framing in Midwest farmhouses, refuting popular notions that it was a single individual's invention. Another considers servants' quarters in Apartheid-era South Africa to explore the relationship between black domestic workers and their white employers. Drawn from the Vernacular Architecture Forum conferences of 1996 and 1997, these thirteen essays make significant contributions to the study of design and building processes and the adaptation of architectural forms and spaces over time. They help redefine the scope of "vernacular" and provide new models for better understanding the built environment. The Editors: Sally McMurry is professor of history at Pennsylvania State University and author of Families and Farmhouses in Nineteenth-Century America. Annmarie Adams is associate professor of architecture at McGill University and author of Architecture in the Family Way: Doctors, Houses, and Women, 1870-1900.
Categories: Architecture

Trains Buses People

Trains  Buses  People

Streetcar Prewar systems 15 Girard (Philadelphia) RTA Streetcars (New Orleans)
Cable Cars (San Francisco) 1980s-2000s “heritage” systems F Market (San
Francisco) McKinney Avenue Trolley (Dallas) Galveston Trolley (Houston) TECO
Line (Tampa) Delmar Loop (St. ... Streetcar (Seattle) Tacoma Link (Seattle)
Tempe Streetcar (Phoenix) CityLYNX (Charlotte) Portland Streetcar (Portland,
OR) S-Line ...

Author: Christof Spieler

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610919036

Category: Transportation

Page: 264

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What are the best transit cities in the US? The best Bus Rapid Transit lines? The most useless rail transit lines? The missed opportunities? In the US, the 25 largest metropolitan areas and many smaller cities have fixed guideway transit—rail or bus rapid transit. Nearly all of them are talking about expanding. Yet discussions about transit are still remarkably unsophisticated. To build good transit, the discussion needs to focus on what matters—quality of service (not the technology that delivers it), all kinds of transit riders, the role of buildings, streets and sidewalks, and, above all, getting transit in the right places. Christof Spieler has spent over a decade advocating for transit as a writer, community leader, urban planner, transit board member, and enthusiast. He strongly believes that just about anyone—regardless of training or experience—can identify what makes good transit with the right information. In the fun and accessible Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit, Spieler shows how cities can build successful transit. He profiles the 47 metropolitan areas in the US that have rail transit or BRT, using data, photos, and maps for easy comparison. The best and worst systems are ranked and Spieler offers analysis of how geography, politics, and history complicate transit planning. He shows how the unique circumstances of every city have resulted in very different transit systems. Using appealing visuals, Trains, Buses, People is intended for non-experts—it will help any citizen, professional, or policymaker with a vested interest evaluate a transit proposal and understand what makes transit effective. While the book is built on data, it has a strong point of view. Spieler takes an honest look at what makes good and bad transit and is not afraid to look at what went wrong. He explains broad concepts, but recognizes all of the technical, geographical, and political difficulties of building transit in the real world. In the end,Trains, Buses, People shows that it is possible with the right tools to build good transit.
Categories: Transportation

Chemical Heritage

Chemical Heritage

Philadelphia Douglas A . Lockhard . women protested the spread of streetcars by
tearing up their tracks and — in Vagel ... Lyon ' s waste were ignored in the 19th
century . brought to light early discussions in the leaders encouraged growth ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058989826

Category: Chemical engineering

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Categories: Chemical engineering

Railfan Railroad

Railfan   Railroad

BOOK DEPOT THE LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD PHILADELPHIA TROLLEYS
PASSENGER TRAINS OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND ... s Streetcars ( soft ) (
C00082 ) $ 21.95 Connecticut Co. ... 29.95 Grand Trunk Heritage # 2 ( C00066 ) .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065069984

Category: Railroads

Page:

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Categories: Railroads

Colorado Heritage

Colorado Heritage

SPECIAL AGT ' s NEW YORK CHICAGO PHILADELPHIA இன SOYERMAN -
WHEEL CO CHICOPEE FALLS , Mass . ... So ubiquitous was the bicycle that it
threatened the city ' s streetcar companies , which in 1900 claimed a million
dollars in ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002274291

Category: Colorado

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Categories: Colorado

Street Smart

Street Smart

Streetcars and Cities in the Twenty-first Century Gloria Ohland, Shelley Poticha.
government service or private business venture is funded and operated through
a partnership between government and one or more ... 1 N / A N / A N / A 17 | 6
Heritage Transit Agency Restored / Replica 25 , 240 * * Philadelphia 2006 8 . 2
16 .

Author: Gloria Ohland

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030162439

Category: City planning

Page: 92

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"Streetcar systems were ubiquitous at the turn of the last century and are uniquely suited now to serve all the high-density development underway in downtowns across the United States. They're much cheaper than light rail, are hugely successful in promoting development and street life, and fit easily into built environments with little disruption to existing businesses, residents, and traffic." - cover.
Categories: City planning

A Guide to the History of Pennsylvania

A Guide to the History of Pennsylvania

Carl Oblinger and Cyril Griffith edited a special edition in 1977 of Pennsylvania
Heritage on black history and culture . ... subject but offering a similar
interpretation are Philip Foner ' s essays on the segregation of Philadelphia ' s
streetcar ...

Author: Dennis B. Downey

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005186049

Category: History

Page: 486

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In a series of contributed historiographical chapters, this volume assesses the vast wealth of materials on the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the Keystone state.
Categories: History

America History and Life

America  History and Life

Pennsylvania Heritage 2002 28 ( 3 ) : 6 - 13 . ... Describes evangelist Dwight L .
Moody ' s Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , revival during 1875 - 76 . More than ...
Streetcars often were a reflection of the life of that era in the community observed
.

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065432976

Category: Canada

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.
Categories: Canada

Pennsylvania Heritage

Pennsylvania Heritage

PHMC : Phila . Commercial Museum Photo . Collection cluded from factory work ;
the industrial mobilization for W.W. I caused a historic reversal of this pattern .
The massive ... This shrinkage in black labor is indicative of the rigidity of a racial
caste prevalent at this time . For as ... At issue was the plan by management ( the
Philadelphia Transportation Company ) to upgrade eight black streetcar
operators .

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ISBN: UIUC:30112076402384

Category: Pennsylvania

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Categories: Pennsylvania

Queen City Heritage

Queen City Heritage

They were lashed to the deck of galleons arrive here yearly via containers but
there is a more special and traveled the ... Our lives would not just made up the
Pennsylvania State Public Works between Pittsburgh be boring ; they would be
desperate . and Philadelphia in the late 1830s . ... The point to be made is
streetcar operators , a radical step for those times but a neces - that the idea was
understood ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000117801849

Category: Cincinnati (Ohio)

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Categories: Cincinnati (Ohio)

The Great Railway Revolution

The Great Railway Revolution

... Chicago and Philadelphiais probably a good deal better than it was thirty
years ago'.13 Investment has continued in suburban rail and several unlikely
cities ... As well as its heritage cable system, San Francisco boasts modern trams,
too.

Author: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857897794

Category: History

Page: 300

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In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations in America. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, as the automobile and the aeroplane came to dominate American journey-making, the historic importance of the railroads began to be erased from America's hearts and minds. In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. The growth of the US railroads was much more than just a revolution in mode, speed and convenience. They united the far-flung components of a vast and disparate country and supercharged the economic development that fuelled its rise to world-power status. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.
Categories: History

National Railway Bulletin

National Railway Bulletin

Orlando ' s proposed heritage operation appears to have received a green light
from the city council . ... PRESERVATION NOTES The first weekend in October
saw Philadelphia orchestrate its first - ever “ Trolleyfest , ” following in the
footsteps ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031265914

Category: Railroads

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Categories: Railroads

New Orleans Architecture Jefferson City

New Orleans Architecture  Jefferson City

It is thus appropriate to analyze the international and national origins of the
architectural styles found today in Jefferson City . ... New Orleans ' system of
streetcars began as early as 1835 with the New Orleans and Carrollton Rail
Road , and by 1881 seven lines had ... The 1876 Centennial Exposition in
Philadelphia , attended by millions , spurred a sense of both national and
regional heritage . This led ...

Author: Friends of the Cabildo

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 1455609382

Category: Architecture

Page:

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Traces the development of Uptown New Orleans. A thoroughly researched history of the area tells how the land was transformed from the sprawling plantation to an agricultural suburb and finally to the elegant residential city of the 1870s and after. A complete architectural inventory lists all noteworthy buildings of the neighborhood.
Categories: Architecture