By Brian J. Cudahy
This colourful heritage will entice borth the reader and transportation historian. Brian Cudahy's skillful narrative is mixed with a wealth of interval photos. the 1st entire historical past of public transportation in North the USA to be released in additional than 60 years, the e-book strains the grwoth of city mass transit from the horse-drawn road vehicles of the 1830's in the course of the improvement of cable automobiles, electrical highway automobiles, subways, and buses, to the hot gentle rail structures which are enjoying a key position in trendy city transit renaissance. The e-book isn't really sure to any nation-state and examines transit rail structures during the usa and Canada.
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This was a smaller vehicle that lacked a rear platform, passengers boarding through a simple door in the Page 16 This is a bobtail car, a smaller vehicle designed for service on more lightly traveled routes. rear bulkhead. It could run only in a single direction; hence a reversing loop or turntable of some sort was needed at each end of the line, although it was also possible for several strong men to lift a bobtail car off the rails by hand and turn it in the opposite direction. The bobtail car was useful on lightly traveled routes, and since it needed only a single horse and a single crew member who both drove and collected fares, it was cheaper to operate.
Tight this could mean the difference between profit and loss for the company's investors. The problem focused on storing the manure until salable quantities were at hand. " People who lived near a street railway stable, needless to say, wanted the manure gotten rid of as quickly as possible, and were perfectly content to find other stimulants for rosy cheeks and lively intellects. While these "manure debates" may seem amusing decades removed, they were hardly so in the 1870s and 1880s. They underscore again one of the major weak points of an industry which urban America was coming to rely on more and more: its source of energy was animal power out of an agricultural era, while society itself was becoming more urbanized and more mechanized.
In attendance were 56 gentlemen who held important managerial and executive positions at various street railway companies throughout the United States and Canada. They had come together to form a professional trade association, something their young industry then lacked. In Page 2 addition to the actual attendees, written communications had been received from 22 other street railways saying they supported the idea of a trade association, but for one reason or other could not send representatives to the inaugural meeting.
Cash, tokens, and transfers: a history of urban mass transit in North America by Brian J. Cudahy