Shamokin & Mount Carmel Transit Co. by Gene D. Gordon Spiral Bound 1994

Shamokin & Mount Carmel Transit Co. by Gene D. Gordon Spiral Bound 1994

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Shamokin & Mount Carmel Transit Co. by Gene D. Gordon Spiral Bound 1994
 
Shamokin & Mount Carmel Transit Co. by Gene D. Gordon Spiral Bound 1994
Spiral Bound
Copyright 1994
119 Pages
By Gene D. Gordon
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania was once blessed with six passenger carrying electric trolley lines. Two operated in Sunbury and another was centered in Milton. The history of these three operations was covered in the book "Northumberland County Trolleys" published in 1986. The history of the fourth company, the DANVILLE AND SUNBURY TRANSIT COMPANY appeared in the book, "North Branch Trolleys", published in 1987. This book covers the history of the SHAMOKIN AND MOUNT CARMEL TRANSIT COMPANY. The history of the SHAMOKIN AND EDGEWOOD ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY, was published in 1992.
Technically speaking, there were other trolley and electric railway operations in Northumberland County and some of them were rather extensive. These were the operations in and about the various mines and collieries. Perhaps the best known and most extensive was the Locust Summit installation on the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company. This closely resembled traditional electric street railway practice by operating regular Baldwin-Westinghouse steeple cab locomotives. When it was finally discontinued in the late 1950's much of its overhead equipment was salvaged by Edward Blossom for use by trolley museums. Other narrow-gauge electric mine railways were in operation at the Cameron colliery at Shamokin and the Centralia colliery where electricity replaced the mine mule about 1902 or 1903. A standard gauge system operated at the Pennsylvania colliery at Green Ridge.
Contents
FOREWORD  5
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS  9
SHAMOKIN & MOUNT CARMEL ELEC. RWY. CO.  11
SHAMOKIN & MOUNT CARMEL TRANSIT CO.  37
OPERATION, ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS  79
ROLLING STOCK  95
FINANCIAL STATISTICS  117
MAPS  Follow Text

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