Trolleys Of SouthCentral Pennsylvania By Benson Rohrbeck Spiral bound
Trolleys Of SouthCentral Pennsylvania By Benson Rohrbeck Spiral bound
Trolleys Of SouthCentral Pennsylvania By Benson Rohrbeck Spiral bound
Trolleys Of SouthCentral Pennsylvania By Benson Rohrbeck Spiral bound
Trolleys Of SouthCentral Pennsylvania By Benson Rohrbeck Spiral bound
Trolleys Of SouthCentral Pennsylvania By Benson Rohrbeck Spiral bound

Trolleys Of SouthCentral Pennsylvania By Benson Rohrbeck Spiral bound

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Trolleys Of SouthCentral Pennsylvania By Benson Rohrbeck Spiral bound
 
Trolleys Of SouthCentral Pennsylvania By Benson W Rohrbeck   Altoona, Bedford, Chambersburg, Gettysburg, Greencastle, Huntingdon, Lewistown, McConnellsburg, Shippensburg, Tyrone, Waynesboro.     When Lewistown rode the Trolleys, the Altoona-Lewistown connection, a Railroad Citys trolleys, two stillborn traction centers, the trolley to Gettysburg, the battlefield trolley, trolleys to Blue Ridge, the Shippensburg Trolley.    
Copyright 1995
Spiral bound
128 pages follwed by fold out maps.  

CONTENTS
Foreword   5
Acknowledgements7
Prologue9
When Lewistown Rode The Trolleys   17
The Altoona - Lewistown Connection  31
A Railroad City's Trolleys 37
Two Stillborn Traction Centers  65
The Trolley To Gettysburg   67
The Battlefield Trolley  81
Trolleys To The Blue Ridge  95
The Shippensburg Trolley    113
Rosters     121
Maps     Follow Rosters

Foreword
The Pennsylvania Traction Series" is dedicated to preserving and recording the history of the age of the trolley in Pennsylvania.
For the many who knew it the trolley is generally remembered with a good deal of nostalgia For those who were 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 electric street railway played a central role in the development of Pennsylvania.
In Southcentral Pennsylvania, promoters envisioned trolleys going everywhere across the rugged mountain ridges.
Herewith, is a backward look - by word and photograph - into the days of the promoters, investors, builders and operators. I hope this little book will bring you as much pleasure as it preparation has to lb author.
Prologue
The boundaries of Southcentral Pennsylvania are not easily defined, but most certainly include the middle third (east to west) and half of the state (north to south). Within these arbitrary boundaries lie Mains, Bedford, Blair, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Mifflin and part of Cumberland, Juniata and Perry Counties. Mountain ridges running southwest to northeast bisect the region.
At the turn-of-the-century railway promoters envisioned electric railways connecting the principal cities and towns of the region. The region, in turn would be connected to the electric railways to the east allowing travel to Philadelphia and to the west allowing travel to Pittsburgh.
If the promoters plans had been completed by 1918, a traveler beginning at Lewistown (Pop. 8,166) in the northeast could travel via the LEWISTOWN & REEDSVILLE ELECTRIC RAILWAY to Reedsville, via Mann's Narrows, a gap in Jack's Mountain. There a change of cars would be necessary to the reach Milroy on the REEDSVILLE & MI ROY STREET RWY. or to Huntingdon on the HUNTINGDON, LEWISTOWN & JUNIATA VALLEY TRACTION via Belleville and Mill Creek, where a car of that company, could be caught for Mount Union. After another change of cars in Huntingdon (Pop. 6,861), the JUNIATA VALLEY RAILWAY would take a traveler to Tyrone, passing through gaps in the Tussey and Brush Mountains enroute. At Tyrone (Pop. 7,176) one would board a car of the ALTOONA & LOGAN VALLEY ELECTRIC RAILWAY for Altoona.

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