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Niles Car and Manufacturing Company 1910 Trolley Car and Interurban Catalog By Niles Car Company
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Founded in 1901 in Niles, Ohio, the Niles Car and Manufacturing Co. produced a range of machinery for railroads and sugar mills. The company gained a reputation for making high quality passenger... More > cars, trolley cars, and locomotives. Niles trolleys and interurbans ran in many cities including Rochester, Yakima, Minneapolis, Toledo, Cleveland, Detroit, Toronto, Chicago, San Diego, Milwaukee, and of course Cleveland and Boise. The company stopped making railroad cars in 1917. This Niles catalog dates from 1910, and features the company’s full range of electric railway products. It has been slightly reformatted, but care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
The Story of the Cedar Valley Road Electric Railroad and Interurban Trolley System By Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
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In 1895, entrepreneur Louis S. Cass and his brothers opened a two-mile long narrow gauge horsecar line in Waterloo, Iowa. The line grew into the Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway, or the... More > “Cedar Valley Road”, with right- of-way extending from Cedar Falls north to Waverly. A busy freight and passenger service, the Cedar Valley was unusual in its day for its reliance upon electricity for motive power. Five 60-ton Westinghouse locomotives hauled wheat, cotton, corn and mining and industrial products at high speed, while box motors and interurban trolley cars speeded passengers to and fro. The success of the operation inspired Westinghouse to create The Story of the Cedar Valley Road — and demonstrate how electric power could trump steam powered freight and passenger service. This reprint was made using an original copy of this rare book. It has been slightly reformatted for readability, but care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
The Motorman...and His Duties The Classic Handbook for Electric Trolley, Streetcar and Interurban Motormen By Ludwig Gutmann, George R. Metcalfe
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Originally printed in 1898 and then periodically revised, The Motorman...and His Duties served as the definitive training text for a generation of streetcar operators. A must-have for the trolley or... More > train enthusiast, it is also an important source of information for museum staff and docents. Lavishly illustrated with numerous photos and black and white line drawings, this affordable reprint contains all of the original text. Includes chapters on trolley car types and equipment, troubleshooting, brakes, controllers, electricity and principles, electric traction, multi-car control and has a convenient glossary in the back. If you've ever operated a trolley car, or just had an electric train set, this is a terrific book for your shelf!< Less
Birney Safety Trolley Car Sales Brochure By General Electric
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In the 1910's and 20's, economic pressures and the rise of the motorbus produced dramatic changes in the streetcar industry. A promising solution to ensure profitability was the introduction of the... More > so-called "Safety Car" designed by Stone and Webster Corp. engineer Charles O. Birney. This type of small trolley featured several innovations, including deadman controls that cut power to the motors and applied brakes in an emergency. The main attraction for transit companies however was the fact that the cars' design allowed a man to both run teh car and take fares. The elimination of the conductor without any apparent compromise in safety sold the public on the cars and produced an immediate cost savings. This high quality booklet is a reprint of a brochure originally produced by General Electric to promote these cars and G.E. running gear.< Less
Trolley Cars of the McGuire-Cummings Manufacturing Company: The 1911 Catalog By McGuire- Cummings
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Based in Paris, Illinois, the McGuire - Cummings Manufacturing Co, built trolley cars, passenger coaches and electric locomotives from the 1890s until 1930. McGuire supplied rolling stock for many... More > of the midwest’s street railways and interurban lines, including the Peoria Railway, Ohio & Southern, the Illinois Central, Louisville & Eastern, Arkansas Valley, and others. Originally printed in 1911, this catalog shows McGuire’s full line. Accompanied by descriptive text and photos, it’s a wonderful resource for the model railroader, trolley spotter, and rail enthusiast. This reprint has been slightly reformatted, but care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Streetcars of New Jersey - Atlantic Coast By Barker Gummere, Joseph F. Eid, Jr.
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This book is the first of three volumes covering the history of streetcars in New Jersey, from horsecar railways to the electric trolley age that rapidly spread throughout the state. This volume... More > covers Atlantic, Cape May, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties. It excludes Public Service, as this is cover in the Metropolitan Northeast (Volume III). There are sixty photographs and complete rosters for all companies that operated in the Atlantic Coast Region.< Less
Streetcars of New Jersey - Metropolitan Northeast By Barker Gummere, Joseph F. Eid
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This book is the third of three volumes covering the history of streetcars in New Jersey, from horsecar railways to the electric trolley age that rapidly spread throughout the state. This volume... More > covers Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union Counties. It includes Public Service and the companies Public Service acquired. There are more than 180 photographs and complete rosters for all companies that operated in the Metropolitan Northeast Region.< Less
Streetcars of New Jersey - Delaware River Valley By Barker Gummere, Joseph F. Eid, Jr.
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This book is the second of three parts covering the history of streetcars in New Jersey, from horsecar railways to the electric trolley age that rapidly spread throughout the state. This volume... More > covers Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Salem and Warren Counties. It includes Public Service-Southern Division and Public Service RR bust not the five Northern Counties, as these are covered in Volume III. There are more than 100 photographs and complete rosters for all companies that operated in the Delaware River Valley.< Less
Streetcars of New Jersey By Barker Gummere, Joseph F. Eid, Jr.
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This book combines all three volumes (Atlantic Coast, Delaware River Valley & Metropolitan Northeast) covering the history of streetcars in New Jersey, from horsecar railways to the electric... More > trolley age that rapidly spread throughout the state. This volume covers Atlantic, Cape May, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Cumberland, Salem, Camden, Gloucester, Burlington, Mercer, Hunterdon, Warren, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Bergen, Somerset, Middlesex, Union and Morris Counties including Public Service. There are more than 340 photographs and complete rosters for all companies that operated in the State of New Jersey.< Less
Pacific Electric Car Spotter's Guide By Violet Appel, Richard Appel
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A computer generated cross-indexing of the Interurbans special, Volumes I, Ii and III as edited and published by Ira L. Swett in 1965.