Garden Spot Trolleys Lancaster PA Illustrated history Spiral Bound + loose map
Garden Spot Trolleys Lancaster PA Illustrated history Spiral Bound + loose map
Garden Spot Trolleys Lancaster PA Illustrated history Spiral Bound + loose map
Garden Spot Trolleys Lancaster PA Illustrated history Spiral Bound + loose map
Garden Spot Trolleys Lancaster PA Illustrated history Spiral Bound + loose map
Garden Spot Trolleys Lancaster PA Illustrated history Spiral Bound + loose map
Garden Spot Trolleys Lancaster PA Illustrated history Spiral Bound + loose map

Garden Spot Trolleys Lancaster PA Illustrated history Spiral Bound + loose map

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Garden Spot Trolleys Lancaster PA Illustrated history Spiral Bound + loose map
 
Garden Spot Trolleys Lancaster PA - illustrated history of the electric street railway by Luther Cummings & Benson Rohrbeck Spiral bound 1977 172 pages
The "Pennsylvania Traction Series" is dedicated to preserving and recording the history of the age of the trolley in Pennsylvania.
Includes a loose Map
CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 - Horse Cars and Early Electrics 9
CHAPTER 2 - Columbia Area Trolleys 21
CHAPTER 3 - The Traction Empire 29
CHAPTER 4 - Trolley to Pequea 49
CHAPTER 5 - The South Mountain Line 59
CHAPTER 6 - Trolleys Bloom in the Garden Spot 67
CHAPTER 7 - The Automobile Comes of Age 85
CHAPTER 8 - World War 2: Trolleys Drafted 97
CHAPTER 9 - City Car Lines 109
CHAPTER 10 - Rural Routes 119
CHAPTER 11 - Passing Scenes 139
CHAPTER 12 - Rolling Stock 165

For the many who knew it, the trolley is generally remembered with a good deal of nostalgia. For those who wore born too late to encounter it, the trolley seems to belong to a less hurried and less urgent time, than the present. And yet, whether you look back out of affection or curiosity, one must sense that the street railway played a central role in the development of Pennsylvania and of the United States.
The city of Lancaster and the surrounding country enjoyed excellent transportation facilities through the establishment of the network of electric railways. Beginning humblily with a little horse railway, it soon spread to almost every corner of Lancaster County. A boom to the city dweller and farmer, alike, it carried families and goods, provided access to surrounding cities and helped to create the tourism industry of today.
However, with the coming of modern highways, the trolleys couldn't compete with the convenience of the private automobile. Therefore, during the thirties and fourties most of the lines were converted. However, the countryside is still narked with weed grown embankments and weathered bridge piers. And here and there, can be seen a car body converted into a cottage or shed, and buildings still bear evidence of their electric railway heritage.
Herewith, then, is a brief backward look - by word and picture - into the day of the trolley.



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