History of Baltimore's Streetcars, The by Michael Farrell Hard Cover
History of Baltimore's Streetcars, The by Michael Farrell Hard Cover
History of Baltimore's Streetcars, The by Michael Farrell Hard Cover
History of Baltimore's Streetcars, The by Michael Farrell Hard Cover
History of Baltimore's Streetcars, The by Michael Farrell Hard Cover
History of Baltimore's Streetcars, The by Michael Farrell Hard Cover
History of Baltimore's Streetcars, The by Michael Farrell Hard Cover
History of Baltimore's Streetcars, The by Michael Farrell Hard Cover

History of Baltimore's Streetcars, The by Michael Farrell Hard Cover

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History of Baltimore's Streetcars, The by Michael Farrell Hard Cover
 
The History of Baltimores Streetcars by Michael Farrell
Hard cover
Formerly published as Who Made All Our Streetcars Go?.  With additional material by Herbert Harwood Jr and Andrew Blumberg.  
Copyright 1992 FIRST EDITION.
312 pages.  Indexed
Contents
Acknowledgments  6
Introduction 7
The History (1859-1992)
First There Was City Passenger  12
Oden Bowie Tightens The Reins  22
Druid Hill Was The Magnet  26
An Iron Web  34
The Lines Called Frick 41
The Minor Companies  44
Professor Daft And His Motors  52
`Rapid Transit' Comes To Town 59
Showers Of Electric Sparks 69
After Years Of Change, A Lull  74
And Then There Were Three  81
From Out Of The North  86
At The End Of A Line  91
The 76 Million Dollar Deal  96
The United  102
Built To Last 112
A Fateful Fifteen Years  117
A Valiant Try - But 126
Bankrupt!  136
A Last Brilliant Flare 142
Lost Streetcars And Part-Time Motormen 152
Under An Asphalt Blanket 158
The Closing Days 162
Ghosts Of Streetcars Past  168
New Management And A Metro  174
The Streetcar Comes Full Circle  182
Preserving The Past 190
Full-Color Pictorial History Of Baltimore Streetcars 201
Streetcar Vignettes
It Took More Than Cars  218
The Storm 226
The Accident 232
The Trestle 236
Of Parks And Parties  240
Carrying The Mail And Express  249
"The Hoodoo Car"  252
The Folklore Of The Street Railway 256
Random Notes From Bygone Days 260
The Art Of Abandonment  266
The Lemming Strain Was Strong  272
Brill Semi-Convertibles  278
Articulated Units And Permanently-Coupled Trains  285
The Peter Witt Cars  290
Rosters
The Baltimore Streetcar Museum Historic Equipment Roster  200
Passenger Car Roster United Railways & Electric Co./Baltimore Transit Co. 1922-1963  294
Glossary  296
Bibliography  300
Index  303

It seems particularly appropriate that Mike Farrell's birth was announced in the United Railway's house organ, Transit Topics, January 1926: Motorman M. Farrell, Roland Park Line, is the proud daddy of a little baby boy.
This brief note was all the United ever had to say about Mike; however, in the present book he wrote at considerably greater length about the United.
An accountant by profession, he became a skilled amateur photographer; this interest led hint to join the Baltimore Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. He contributed articles to the Bulletin of the Society and other railfan journals. Later on, he became a member of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, where he served as Treasurer and Trustee.
Mike was married to Norma Jean Shelby in 1962. They had two children-Julie and Stephen. He died on March 23, 1976 after a brief illness.
His major work was clearly the Baltimore street railway history, a project of the Baltimore Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. While much of the preliminary study had been done by other Chapter members, it required six years of painstaking research and two more of writing and rewriting to bring the work to cornpletion. The original title, Who Made All Our Streetcars Go?, indicates his intent to deal with the people involved as well as the technical aspects-to appeal to average Baltimore residents as well as railfans.
This book represents probably the most ambitious project ever undertaken by the Baltimore Chapter. Mike's dedication as a volunteer author was the key factor which made it possible. The Chapter owes him a debt which can never be repaid.

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