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Electric Trolleys of Washtenaw County (Images of Rail)

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Synopsis:

Electric streetcars and interurbans appeared in Washtenaw County in the 1890s. Evolved from horse-drawn streetcars, electric cars were ideal for public transportation. They were cheap, fast, and went to plenty of places. The system developed around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, branching out to Detroit to the east and Jackson to the west. Bigger and better equipment was added, and larger companies took over the small ones. In western Washtenaw County, two interurban railways engaged in a struggle for survival. Occasionally the interurbans crashed into buildings or one another, with disastrous results. Electric Trolleys of Washtenaw County explains how electric mass transportation flourished starting in the 1890s, why it bloomed, and why it suddenly became extinct after only a few decades.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738561363
Author:
Hildebrandt, H. Mark
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Churchill, Martha A.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Midwest
Subject:
Railroads - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Images of Rail
Series Volume:
IOR
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.10x6.40x.40 in. .85 lbs.

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History and Social Science » World History » General
Transportation » Railroads » General

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"Synopsis" by , Electric streetcars and interurbans appeared in Washtenaw County in the 1890s. Evolved from horse-drawn streetcars, electric cars were ideal for public transportation. They were cheap, fast, and went to plenty of places. The system developed around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, branching out to Detroit to the east and Jackson to the west. Bigger and better equipment was added, and larger companies took over the small ones. In western Washtenaw County, two interurban railways engaged in a struggle for survival. Occasionally the interurbans crashed into buildings or one another, with disastrous results. Electric Trolleys of Washtenaw County explains how electric mass transportation flourished starting in the 1890s, why it bloomed, and why it suddenly became extinct after only a few decades.
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