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Portland's Streetcar Lines

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ISBN13: 9780738581262
ISBN10: 0738581267
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Portland neighborhoods owe their location, alignment, and growth to a splendid, 19th-century innovation: the streetcar. This city still bears the imprint of the carlines that once wove their way out to suburbs in every direction, including Fulton, Portland Heights, Goose Hollow, Nob Hill, Slabtown, Willamette Heights, Albina, Saint Johns, Irvington, Rose City, Mount Tabor, Montavilla, Mount Scott, and Sellwood. As routes developed, people used them for more than just getting to work; they also discovered the recreational function of street railways while visiting friends, parks, and shopping areas farther from the center of town. The time of the trolley peaked during the 1910s. In 1927, the local street railway system entered a period of slow decline that ended in 1950, when Portland's last city streetcars gave way to buses. This is the history of those classic lines.

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It's temping to characterize Richard Thompson's mind as one-track. But in fact his brain is remarkably multi-tracked.... The first clue to his longtime fascination with historic streetcars and tracks comes with the book's dedication: "To my grandmother, Marion Bissell Webb... who took me on the trolley." Oregonian

Book News Annotation:

This pictorial history collects historical b&w photos of about 40 historic streetcar lines that served Portland, Oregon, and its suburbs from 1872 to 1950, with some contemporary photos. They are organized by neighborhood, from Council Crest to Mt. Tabor to St. Johns to Vancouver, with maps. Rail historian Thompson has worked as an archaeologist, archivist, historical museum director, librarian, and streetcar coordinator. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Rail historian Richard Thompson has worked as an archaeologist, archivist, historical museum director, librarian, and streetcar coordinator. His large collection of photographs and memorabilia served as a resource for two previous Arcadia Publishing books, Portland's Streetcars and Willamette Valley Railways. The photographs in this volume take readers back to an era when the clang of the trolley bell was a welcome part of neighborhood life.

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Linda Barton, December 29, 2010 (view all comments by Linda Barton)
I can't wait to be taken back to the late 40's and early 50's when I was a little girl and my mother and I would take the streetcar from Oregon City into Portland to do a some shopping. Crossing the Willamette River was exciting because you could look out throught the windows and see straight down through the rails to the river below. With the swaying motion and clickity clack of the wheels on rails it never failed to put me to sleep.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780738581262
Author:
Thompson, Richard
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Rai
Subject:
Or
Subject:
Railroads - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of Rail
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128

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"Review" by , It's temping to characterize Richard Thompson's mind as one-track. But in fact his brain is remarkably multi-tracked.... The first clue to his longtime fascination with historic streetcars and tracks comes with the book's dedication: "To my grandmother, Marion Bissell Webb... who took me on the trolley."
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