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Capital Streetcars Early Mass Transit In Washington D C

Author : John DeFerrari
ISBN : 9781467118835
Genre : History
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Washington's first streetcars trundled down Pennsylvania Avenue during the Civil War. By the end of the century, streetcar lines crisscrossed the city, expanding it into the suburbs and defining where Washingtonians lived, worked and played. One of the most beloved routes was the scenic Cabin John line to the amusement park in Glen Echo, Maryland. From the quaint early days of small horse-drawn cars to the modern "streamliners" of the twentieth century, the stories are all here. Join author John DeFerrari on a joyride through the fascinating history of streetcars in the nation's capital.
Category: History

Streetcars Of America

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9780747815259
Genre : Transportation
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The handsome multicolored streetcar is a nostalgic icon of the some of the most romantic and heritage-rich locales in America, including San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago, immortalised on stage and screen in classics including 'Meet Me In St Louis' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. Streetcars of America chronicles these vehicles from the earliest animal-drawn carriages to the height of their popularity in the 1920s, when there were more than 1,200 tram railways, to the turning of the tide in the mid-twentieth century when congestion and attacks from the automobile industry eventually pushed streetcars from most urban landscapes. But it also looks at the recent efforts to revive tram heritage that have led to vintage streetcars becoming a hip and environmentally-friendly daily commuter service, as well as tourist attraction, in more than thirty cities including Memphis and Washington DC.
Category: Transportation

Relationships Between Streetcars And The Built Environment

Author : Ron Golem
ISBN : 9780309143097
Genre : Street-railroads
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TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 86: Relationships Between Streetcars and the Built Environment examines selected, built streetcar and trolley systems to trace their evolution, define significant factors, and identify commonalities among levels of success in impacting the built environment.
Category: Street-railroads

Washington D C Metropolitan Transit Authority

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
ISBN : UOM:39015024382890
Genre : Local transit
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Considers legislation to establish the D.C. Metropolitan Transit Authority. Also reviews D.C. Board of Commissioners' efforts at finding private interests to administer D.C. transit system.
Category: Local transit

Washington D C Metropolitan Transit Authority

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Transportation and Communications
ISBN : STANFORD:36105045429722
Genre : Local transit
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Category: Local transit

Streetcars In Washington

Author : Frederic P. Miller
ISBN : 6130056311
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Streetcars in Washington, D.C.. Washington Metro, Bustitution, Urban rail transit, Trolley park, National Capital Trolley Museum, Northern Virginia trolleys, Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad, Washington and Old Dominion Railroad
Category: Technology & Engineering


Author : Rosemarie Onwukwe
ISBN : 0738566101
Genre : History
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Bloomingdale was named for the beautiful spring flowers and elm, maple, crepe myrtle, and ginkgo trees in the area. A unique neighborhood, Bloomingdale was settled in 1877 to provide housing for blue-collar workers in Washington. Landowners had estates, commercial properties, and expansive orchards. The area was also a hub of transportation and home to one of two large flour mills in Washington. With the influx of workers and freed people, the need for housing became urgent, and developers reexamined the land they had set aside for industry and orchards. The city worked to improve roads and set up trolley lines, and additional residential housing was constructed by the end of the 1890s. The Army Corps of Engineers built the McMillan Park Reservoir and Washington City Tunnel between 1882 and 1902. The site of the reservoir was designated a historic landmark by the D.C. Historic Preservation Review in 1991. Images of America: Bloomingdale presents images collected from Washington-area libraries, historical societies, neighbors, and historians.
Category: History

Manhattan S Lost Streetcars

Author : Stephen L. Meyers
ISBN : 9781439632604
Genre : Transportation
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By the first quarter of the 20th century, Manhattan had well over 400 miles of streetcar trackage, an investment of several million dollars. Less than 50 years later, the rail system had completely vanished. Manhattan’s Lost Streetcars chronicles the finance, political pressures, and advancing technology behind Gotham’s streetcar networks from 1890 to 1935. The story ends with the dismantling of the system. Manhattan’s Lost Streetcars recalls a bygone era when public rail transportation was aboveground and New Yorkers rode the Metropolitan Street Railway, the Green Lines, the Manhattan Bridge Three Cent Line, and the Brooklyn & North River line, among others. It features images of the independent rail companies and the individual lines that made up a vast public transportation network in Manhattan.
Category: Transportation

Buffalo S Historic Streetcars And Buses

Author : D. David Bregger
ISBN : 0738557501
Genre : History
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Buffalo has witnessed the evolution of mass transportation through the decades, from the International Railway Company's streetcars in 1902 to the formation of the Niagara Frontier Transit System (NFT) Metro in 1974. The Great Gorge Route, the world's most famous scenic electric railway, offered passengers unparalleled views of Niagara Falls. By 1950, the NFT became known as one of the most progressive and profitable bus transportation networks in America. In 1985, following mergers between transport companies, streetcars were reinstated, bringing public transportation full circle. After over a century of innovation, Buffalo's mass transportation has proven to be a lasting and venerated testament to the history of the region. Buffalo's Historic Streetcars and Buses is a tribute to the people and equipment that serviced this great city for generations.
Category: History

Whittaker Chambers

Author : Sam Tanenhaus
ISBN : 0307789268
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Whittaker Chambers is the first biography of this complex and enigmatic figure. Drawing on dozens of interviews and on materials from forty archives in the United States and abroad--including still-classified KGB dossiers--Tanenhaus traces the remarkable journey that led Chambers from a sleepy Long Island village to center stage in America's greatest political trial and then, in his last years, to a unique role as the godfather of post-war conservatism. This biography is rich in startling new information about Chambers's days as New York's "hottest literary Bolshevik"; his years as a Communist agent and then defector, hunted by the KGB; his conversion to Quakerism; his secret sexual turmoil; his turbulent decade at Time magazine, where he rose from the obscurity of the book-review page to transform the magazine into an oracle of apocalyptic anti-Communism. But all this was a prelude to the memorable events that began in August 1948, when Chambers testified against Alger Hiss in the spy case that changed America. Whittaker Chambers goes far beyond all previous accounts of the Hiss case, re-creating its improbably twists and turns, and disentangling the motives that propelled a vivid cast of characters in unpredictable directions. A rare conjunction of exacting scholarship and narrative art, Whittaker Chambers is a vivid tapestry of 20th century history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography