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The great electric streetcar company and other stories

by J. F. Lardner

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Published by Rock Island County Historical Society in Rock Island, Ill .
Written in English

  • Cable cars (Streetcars),
  • Local History,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Describes history of Tri-Cities urban mass transit from 1866 to 1950. This history is based on James F. Lardner"s, the author"s grandfather, papers and materials which are desposited in the archives of the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa.

    Edition Notes

    Cover title.

    StatementJ.F. Lardner
    The Physical Object
    Pagination16 p. ;
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25630766M

      streetcar, small, self-propelled railroad car, similar to the type used in rapid-transit systems, that operates on tracks running through city streets and is used to carry passengers.   In , he helped turn A Streetcar Named Desire into what would become one of the most highly-regarded classics in American cinema. But despite Kazan’s penchant for pushing the limits of acceptability on film, the version of A Streetcar Named Desire he filmed isn’t the same as the one audiences saw live on the stage.

    The Niles Car & Manufacturing Company, also known as simply the Niles Car Company, was a small but well known builder of streetcar and interurban equipment during the heyday of both industries. Despite the company's size and location in a mid-sized town, Niles was situated in the best region for the market in which it did business. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE SCENE ONE: [it is dusk of an evening in early May. Much action – TBD. Note: Much action – TBD means that something needs to happen here but that it is “To Be Determined” during rehearsal, so we’re not sure just what it is yet. This is a phrase that willFile Size: KB.

      The Green Bay Depot was in reference to the Green Bay and Western Railroad station that was located at Ninth and Green Bay streets. Electric streetcar service in Author: Emily Pyrek.   Ask Geoffrey: A Look Back at Chicago’s Streetcar Era. Andy Warhol once said that in the future, everyone will be “famous for 15 minutes.” Last night’s “Ask Geoffery” segment on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight news magazine program only lasted about 8 minutes, but I found it pretty memorable nonetheless.. After all, the segment was entirely devoted to Chicago streetcars, and a book I co.

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Streetcar Company, Laconia’s oldest running community theater, is proud to announce auditions for the spring musical “Wizard of Oz” on Sunday, Jan. 5th and Monday, January 6th. The theater company has partnered with the Belknap Mill, so that auditions and rehearsals will be held at the Mill.

Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Streetcar, vehicle that runs on track laid in the streets, usually operated in single units and driven by electric motor.

Early streetcars were either horse-drawn or relied on storage batteries that were expensive and inefficient. Despite the advent of the automobile, streetcars remain in use in many cities. Then, after ascertaining that his ‘rooms’ on Post Street had been searched, Spade hikes one block up Hyde to Sutter where he would’ve boarded a streetcar owned by Muni’s fierce competitor, Market Street Railway Company.

It could’ve been on the 1, 2, or 3 line; again, it didn’t matter to Spade since he was only riding a few blocks. The notion of a General Motors streetcar conspiracy emerged after General Motors (GM) and other companies were convicted of monopolizing the sale of buses and supplies to National City Lines (NCL) and its subsidiaries.

In the same case, the defendants were accused of conspiring to own or control transit systems, in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust act. A tram (in North America streetcar or trolley) is a rail vehicle that runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets; some include segments of segregated right-of-way.

The lines or networks operated by tramcars are called ically the term electric street railways was also used in the United States. In the United States, the term tram has sometimes been used for rubber-tired. Before Market Street had electric streetcars, cable cars, or horse-powered streetcars, it had a STEAM-powered streetcar.

In fact, this was the first rail transit on Market Street, started up in This photo, which we had not seen before, just surfaced on a Facebook group, without a source reference. The first streetcar began service in and ran along Bowery Street in New York. It was owned John Mason, a wealthy banker, and built by John Stephenson, an Irishman.

Stephenson's New York company would become the largest and most famous builder of horse-drawn streetcars. New Orleans became the second American city to offer streetcars in Author: Mary Bellis. Philadelphia's Streetcar Heritage is a photographic essay of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, streetcar system.

The first electric streetcar line in Philadelphia opened in and quickly replaced horsecar service by Streetcar lines were merged into the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company (PRT) in to achieve a unified system.5/5(2).

The Streetcar Company is the longest running community theatre company in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Streetcar Company is an all-volunteer community theatre group and we cast our productions based primarily on actual or potential talent, not on-stage experience.

The success of the San Francisco line led to the expansion of that system and the introduction of street railways in many other cities. By the s, most United States municipalities had abandoned horse drawn cars for electrically powered cars. Importance of the Invention of the Electric Streetcar.

It made Transportation easier, faster and. Photo by Sharon Mollerus. A streetcar on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. R elegated to museum status since World War II ended, vintage streetcars have been reintroduced to Dallas, Memphis, Seattle, and many other U.S.

cities. These lines, like the Riverfront line in New Orleans, primarily serve tourists rather than commuters. Among progressives in the planning profession today, the story of the Great American Streetcar Conspiracy is widely known. There are more nuanced variants, but it goes something like this: Streetcars were once plentiful and efficient, but then along came a bunch of car and oil companies like General Motors and Standard Oil, and they bought up all the streetcar companies, tore out their tracks.

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Inelectric streetcar operation began. At its peak inNew Orleans had miles of electric streetcar lines in operation. Ridership and streetcar lines declined with increased use of automobiles and the hard economic times of the Great : AmericaThroughTime.

by Stephen Smith. Among liberals in the planning profession today, the story of the Great American Streetcar Conspiracy is widely known. There are more nuanced variants, but it goes something like this: Streetcars were once plentiful and efficient, but then along came a bunch of car and oil companies like General Motors and Standard Oil, and they bought up all the streetcar companies, tore.

• Most new U.S. streetcar lines start up with about five cars in service; the streetcars run about every 10 to 15 minutes. • Starter streetcar systems typically average 2 to 3 miles to serve a.

Discover Capital Transit Co. Streetcar Barn in Washington, D.C.: Before Metro, Washington had a robust streetcar network—and you see the remains of this infrastructure if you know where to look. The Detroit Electric Scheme was very well written.

There was a lot of character development. The main character, Will (William Anderson), changed his outlook on the murder of John Anthony Cooper throughout the book and that made it very believable/5.

A Red Car belonging to the great Pacific Electric Railway, the largest intercity interurban system in the United States with route miles and a network of more than 1, total miles, is seen here in operation at 6th and South Los Angeles Streets during a scene that appears to date from the s.

The finer details of this urban legend deserve their own book. slipped in toward the end on the so-called "Great American Streetcar of electric transit systems across the county left.David Kowalski's "The Company of the Dead" is perhaps the most complicated alternate history story in the history of the genre & yet it's more than that & then some.

The story begins with the premise that the Titanic doesn't sink when it's supposed to on Ap due to the interference of Jonathan Wells who changes the when & leaves one /5. Many electric-power companies began life as streetcar companies, eg, those of Winnipeg, Montréal, Québec City, Saint John, Halifax, Victoria and Vancouver.

Some power companies operated transit systems into the s: Nova Scotia Light and Power ran motorbuses and trolleybuses untiland BC Hydro in Vancouver and Victoria until