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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
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
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
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
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
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
Electric Railway Dictionary By Rodney Hitt
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If you are a fan of trolley cars, interurban streetcars and electric railroading, then The Electric Railway Dictionary is a book you need to have on your shelf! This historic text is far more than... More > just a dictionary, although it does contain over sixty pages of definitions of terms. Most of this nearly 400-page book however, is devoted to cataloging various types of trolley cars and electric locomotives, their components, and related hardware. Hundreds of illustrations, including car plans and photographs, make this book indispensable for the railfan, modeler and museum docent. This high-quality reproduction even includes all of the original ads in the back.< Less
Los Angeles: A History of the Future By Paul Glover
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This is the first attempt to systematically describe how an existing metropolis could become ecologically stable. Los Angeles is rebuilt during several decades so that its current number of... More > inhabitants grow most of their own food and capture most of their water within the region; so that fossil fuel use is cut to a fraction; so that cars are replaced by trollies and bicycle paths. While most utopias float beyond reach, this one provides a ladder to the future. Extensively illustrated, and with paintings by Thomas Slagle.< Less