Remember When Trolley Wires Spanned the Country CERA Bulletin 119  w/DJ
Remember When Trolley Wires Spanned the Country CERA Bulletin 119  w/DJ
Remember When Trolley Wires Spanned the Country CERA Bulletin 119  w/DJ
Remember When Trolley Wires Spanned the Country CERA Bulletin 119  w/DJ
Remember When Trolley Wires Spanned the Country CERA Bulletin 119  w/DJ
Remember When Trolley Wires Spanned the Country CERA Bulletin 119  w/DJ
Remember When Trolley Wires Spanned the Country CERA Bulletin 119  w/DJ
Remember When Trolley Wires Spanned the Country CERA Bulletin 119  w/DJ
Remember When Trolley Wires Spanned the Country CERA Bulletin 119  w/DJ
Remember When Trolley Wires Spanned the Country CERA Bulletin 119  w/DJ

Remember When Trolley Wires Spanned the Country CERA Bulletin 119 w/DJ

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Remember When Trolley Wires Spanned the Country CERA Bulletin 119 w/DJ
 
Remember When Trolley Wires Spanned the Country CERA Bulletin 119 DJ
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Copyright 1980
By Norman Carlson and Arthur Peterson
160 pages
REMEMBER WHEN -
Trolley Wires Spanned the Country:
Be it a local streetcar, a high-speed interurban or an electrified mainline railroad, the overhead wire that delivered electricity from the central generating station to the streetcar or train was the trolley wire. At one time, trolley wire was suspended over countless miles of streetcar tracks, almost 15,500 miles of interurban railways and 2,800 route-miles of electrified mainline railroads. Technically, the trolley wire is a hard-drawn, grooved copper wire that is typically suspended from transverse span wires or bracket arms strung from poles alongside the tracks. But whatever the technical description, the trolley in its popular usage described the means of travel to family, friends and business associates alike. This album of photographs is presented so that each of us may recall the electric railways that once crossed the country. We have documented the contribution that these railways made to our society to commemorate forty years of work by our organization, Central Electric Railfans' Association.
As we enter the 1980's, we hope that this album will not only revitalize memories of those who remember the trolleys but will also acquaint younger people with the extent of electric railway services once provided in the United States. In 1980, the increasing cost of petroleum and a concern for the environment is creating new interest in urban as well as mainline electric rail facilities. Renewal and expansion is underway in Chicago, Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, Toronto, Montreal and San Francisco. New systems are under construction in Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Calgary, Edmonton, Miami, San Diego and Washington, D.C., while Los Angeles, Detroit and Portland seem certain to start building electrified rail systems very soon. Not since the early days of the century has the future of the industry looked brighter. Thus, it is with considerable optimism that we present CERA Bulletin 119, Remember When - Trolley Wires Spanned the Country.

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