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  • The Electric Interurban Railways in America (Hilton)

One of the most colourful yet neglected eras in American transportation history is re-created in this definitive history of the electric interurbans. Built with the idea of attracting short-distance passenger traffic and light freight, the majority of the interurbans were constructed in the early 1900s. The rise of the automobile and motor transport caused the industry to decline after World War I, and the depression virtually annihilated the industry by the middle 1930s. Part I describes interurban construction, technology, passenger and freight traffic, financial history, and final decline and abandonment. Part II presents individual histories (with route maps) of the more than 300 companies of the interurban industry. There is a listing of the lines and the operators, maps of lines and 16 pages of B&W photographs of the interurbans in their heyday. Second Printing 1964 Stanford University Press. Hardcover with dw. VG, spine sunned. Previous owner's name to pastedown. Scattered foxing to page block. A5 format. 463pp. 2Q-3BBS-IKR4

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The Electric Interurban Railways in America (Hilton)

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