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The Application and Equipment of the Birney Safety Car By Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company
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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 Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. to promote these cars and Westinghouse running gear.< Less
Cincinnati Subway & Rail Rapid Transit Compilation By Bob Diamond
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Perhaps the time has come to complete a greater Cincinnati rail transit system that's been over a century in the making
Specify These For Your New Trolley Cars 1910's ESSCO Catalog By Electric Service Supplies Company
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The Electric Service Supplies Company, or ESSCO, was a manufacturer of high-quality parts for trolleys, interurbans, and subway cars. The company’s Keystone Line of products, which included a... More > patented trolley pole catcher, were considered industry standard. They were often supplied as factory equipment by manufacturers such as J.G. Brill and Co. This high quality booklet is a reprint of a brochure created by ESSCO to promote their products in the 1920’s.< Less
How to Become a Successful Trolley Car Motorman / The 1908 Handbook for Electric Railway Men By Sidney Aylmer-Small
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In 1888, Frank J. Sprague built the first successful electric-powered trolley car system in Richmond, Virginia. A few years later he invented multiple-unit control, an innovation that allowed the... More > creation of heavy electric elevated and subway systems. The motormen and conductors who operated these trains, trolleys and interurbans were often trained using Sidney Aylmer-Small’s How to Become a Successful Motorman. The book contains descriptions of electric railway systems and technology, operating instructions, and a series of quizzes designed to improve retention of the data. This easy-to-read reprint is presented in 8.5x11 format, sightly larger than the original. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
1932 Ottawa Trolley Car Manufacturing Co. Catalog By Ottawa Car Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
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The Ottawa Car Manufacturing Co. produced trolley cars, electric locomotives and motor coaches for nearly every transit system in Canada. Founded in the 1890s by Thomas Ahearn, Warren Soper and... More > William Wylie, the company produced streetcars and self-propelled interurbans under license from J.G. Brill. The Great Depression destroyed Ottawa Car’s traction and railroad business. Except for a few cars built in the late 1940’s for the Ottawa Electric Railway, not a single piece of rolling stock was built by the company after 1933. The company sold transit buses through 1947, after which time it was sold and liquidated. This catalog, which dates from the early 1930’s, shows the Ottawa Car Company at its zenith. It includes data on 52-passenger Peter Witt cars, 30-passenger Birney Safety Cars, gas-powered Brills, locomotives, buses, and various accessories. This catalog has been slightly enlarged and reformatted for readability, 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
Electric Transportation For The City of New York In The 21st Century Volume 3 By Bob Diamond
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Affordable Housing for New York City. Catalyzed by new urban rail transit. Transit oriented development for the outer boroughs of New York City.
Park Avenue Tramway v3 By Tyler Baker
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This project examines the fundamental conflict of transportation in cities The aim of this project is to utilize an urban design approach to contribute to the ongoing study and debate on inserting a... More > network of tramways into the urban fabric of Montreal. This project focuses on the north section of the Park Avenue corridor, in Montreal. Understanding the political nature of an undertaking such as light rail transit for the City, this project undertakes a process that capitalizes on investment in public transit to benefit the city as a whole. Through an iterative design process, several scenarios are proposed, and conclusions made for future planning of the corridor. The conclusion of this project is that Park is not the optimal route for the tramway. It would better serve the City for the investment to take place on St-Urbain and St-Laurent, while north of the rail corridor the tramway can capitalize on underutilized lands to contribute to the revitalization of a sector of the city undergoing swift change.< Less
Park Avenue Tramway v3 By Tyler Baker
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This project examines the fundamental conflict of transportation in cities The aim of this project is to utilize an urban design approach to contribute to the ongoing study and debate on inserting a... More > network of tramways into the urban fabric of Montreal. This project focuses on the north section of the Park Avenue corridor, in Montreal. Understanding the political nature of an undertaking such as light rail transit for the City, this project undertakes a process that capitalizes on investment in public transit to benefit the city as a whole. Through an iterative design process, several scenarios are proposed, and conclusions made for future planning of the corridor. The conclusion of this project is that Park is not the optimal route for the tramway. It would better serve the City for the investment to take place on St-Urbain and St-Laurent, while north of the rail corridor the tramway can capitalize on underutilized lands to contribute to the revitalization of a sector of the city undergoing swift change.< Less
Great Railroad Museums of the USA in Color By Jan Young
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Great Railroad Museums of the USA is a guide for the devoted railfan. It details the sixty-seven largest, most interesting and most important railroad museums in the country, which are classified... More > into good, really good, great and really great groups. Individually the museums are discussed and highlights of their collections are listed. All are rated on their size, the rarity and antiquity of their collections, the quality of their work, the scope of their collections and their presentation to the public. The book is indexed and a map shows the museum’s geographic locations. A special index lists more than a hundred-sixty especially interesting cars and locomotives and describes where they can be found; ninety photographs provide illustration. Bonus chapters list and describe the six best museum rail rides in the country and nineteen instances of significant rail preservation outside of traditional railroad museums.< Less

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