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

Philadelphia s Suburban Red Arrow Trolley Heritage

Philadelphia s Suburban Red Arrow Trolley Heritage

Philadelphia's Suburban Red Arrow Trolley Heritage is a photographic essay of suburban Philadelphia's Red Arrow system and operation by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: America Through Time

ISBN: 1634991885

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Philadelphia's Suburban Red Arrow Trolley Heritage is a photographic essay of suburban Philadelphia's Red Arrow system and operation by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). By 1899, the Philadelphia & West Chester Traction Company operated trolley service to West Chester. In 1902, the Ardmore & Llanerch Street Railway Company began service to Ardmore. Philadelphia & Garrettford Street Railway Company reached Media in 1913 and Sharon Hill in 1917. These companies consolidated into the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company (PSTC) in 1936, becoming known as Red Arrow Lines. Philadelphia & Western Railway Company (P&W) merged into PSTC in 1953. Pennsylvania State Highway Department plans to widen a portion of West Chester Pike resulted in buses replacing trolleys between West Chester and West Gate Hills in 1954. Rush hour trolley service continued between 69th Street Terminal and West Gate Hills until bus replacement in 1958. Buses took over Strafford Line in 1956 and Ardmore Line in 1966. SEPTA acquired PSTC in 1970 and purchased new rail cars for Media, Sharon Hill, and Norristown Lines. Philadelphia's Suburban Red Arrow Trolley Heritage documents Philadelphia's western suburbs trolley history.
Categories: Transportation

American Heritage Society s Americana

American Heritage Society s Americana

Collectors pay extraorthe early 1700 ' s , but the form attained its dinary sums for
American work not be highest level in this country during the cause it ... A great
Windsor found for $ 1 , 000 to $ 2 , 500 , more interest - son of Philadelphia just
before the Revo comb - back armchair , for example , can ... A chair refinished
long enough ago Movie Memorabilia CHRISTIE ' S been killed in a streetcar
accident .

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ISBN: WISC:89058302191

Category: Americana

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Categories: Americana

Chemical Heritage

Chemical Heritage

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

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121607696

Category: Chemistry

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Categories: Chemistry

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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ISBN: UOM:39015065069984

Category: Railroads

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Categories: Railroads

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

Labor s Heritage

Labor s Heritage

By 1904 , he had crushed twenty strikes , including traction walkouts in
Philadelphia , Scranton , Cleveland , Providence , and Richmond . ... Farley ' s
first major success came during the Providence , Rhode Island , streetcar strike of
1902 .

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ISBN: UOM:39015061943802

Category: Labor literature

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Categories: Labor literature

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

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

The Ruby Slippers Madonna s Bra and Einstein s Brain

The Ruby Slippers  Madonna s Bra  and Einstein s Brain

LGHARLE Clover Belle 6330 152nd Street Located south of 152nd Street and
64th Avenue Surrey , British Columbia Streetcar # 30 , also known as the " Clover
Belle , " is a 1912 heritage J . G . Brill streetcar originally built in Philadelphia ...

Author: Chris Epting

Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123220035

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 299

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This book is a light-hearted guide to iconic objects of American pop culture. The items included represent roadside attractions, history, crime, celebrities, movies and television, music, and sports. Street addresses and/or phone numbers for each attraction are included.
Categories: Games & Activities

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

Society for Industrial Archeology Newsletter

Society for Industrial Archeology Newsletter

Succinct overview of the history and significance of the Pennsy electrification by
one of American railroading ' s top scholars . ... of Harold J . Ahlstrom ( impressive
collection of streetcar photos donated to the NRHS Library in Philadelphia ) . ...
Railroad Heritage is a magazine devoted to the photography and art of railroads .

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ISBN: UVA:X006146401

Category: Industrial archaeology

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Categories: Industrial archaeology

Light Rail Transit

Light Rail Transit

Its characteristics and applications are analyzed relative to the communities in
which it is an integral element . ... Other terms popularly applied to VT include “
heritage trolley , " " historical streetcar , " and combinations of these terms . ...
Consider existing transit President's Conference Committee ( PCC ) streetcar
operations such as those in Philadelphia , Pittsburgh , Toronto Harbourfront , and
Newark in ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C101114022

Category: Street-railroads

Page: 359

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Categories: Street-railroads

National Railway Bulletin

National Railway Bulletin

The NYC complained bitterly at one time that the Southwestern Limited ' s
departure was being delayed each day by a GM & O ... In the first part of the 20th
century , the streetcar , and to a lesser extent , subways and elevated railways ,
moved the city ... Very few cities outside New York , Boston , Philadelphia , and
Chicago in North America had viable rapid transit ... In it , he offers historic
perspective on what has happened to the L & N and its heritage since absorption
in 1972 by the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015064346961

Category: Railroads

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Categories: Railroads

America History and Life

America  History and Life

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131533700

Category: Canada

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
Categories: Canada

National Geographic

National Geographic

Say cheese at Claudio ' s in South Philadelphia ' s Italian Market , and confront
an array of 375 varieties , including the melon - size provolones suspended
above a customer . ... Philadelphia displays its heritage Pennypark X
NEIGHBORHOOD PHILADELPHIA Scratch a ... Here , in the heart of the nation ' s
fourth largest city , I had heard in a single day train whistles blow , trolley bells
clang , and the ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924053779546

Category: Geography

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Categories: Geography

Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys

Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys

Kenneth C. Springirth has a vested interest in rail history , as his father was a
trolley car motorman in Philadelphia , and his grandfather was ... 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

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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ISBN: UVA:X002274291

Category: Colorado

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Categories: Colorado