American Heritage Society s Americana

Cars and right of way have Philadelphia also has the Penn ' s been substantially
renovated . For infor - Landing Trolley , which operates mation : New Jersey
Transit , ( 800 ) 722 - along Delaware Avenue on the city ' s 2222 . historic
waterfront ...

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Trains Buses People

Streetcar Prewar systems 15 Girard (Philadelphia) RTA Streetcars (New Orleans)
Cable Cars (San Francisco) 1980s-2000s “heritage” systems F Market (San
Francisco) McKinney Avenue Trolley (Dallas) Galveston Trolley (Houston) TECO
Line (Tampa) Delmar Loop (St. ... Streetcar (Seattle) Tacoma Link (Seattle)
Tempe Streetcar (Phoenix) CityLYNX (Charlotte) Portland Streetcar (Portland,
OR) S-Line ...

Trains  Buses  People

Author: Christof Spieler

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610919033

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What are the best transit cities in the US? The best Bus Rapid Transit lines? The most useless rail transit lines? The missed opportunities? In the US, the 25 largest metropolitan areas and many smaller cities have fixed guideway transit—rail or bus rapid transit. Nearly all of them are talking about expanding. Yet discussions about transit are still remarkably unsophisticated. To build good transit, the discussion needs to focus on what matters—quality of service (not the technology that delivers it), all kinds of transit riders, the role of buildings, streets and sidewalks, and, above all, getting transit in the right places. Christof Spieler has spent over a decade advocating for transit as a writer, community leader, urban planner, transit board member, and enthusiast. He strongly believes that just about anyone—regardless of training or experience—can identify what makes good transit with the right information. In the fun and accessible Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit, Spieler shows how cities can build successful transit. He profiles the 47 metropolitan areas in the US that have rail transit or BRT, using data, photos, and maps for easy comparison. The best and worst systems are ranked and Spieler offers analysis of how geography, politics, and history complicate transit planning. He shows how the unique circumstances of every city have resulted in very different transit systems. Using appealing visuals, Trains, Buses, People is intended for non-experts—it will help any citizen, professional, or policymaker with a vested interest evaluate a transit proposal and understand what makes transit effective. While the book is built on data, it has a strong point of view. Spieler takes an honest look at what makes good and bad transit and is not afraid to look at what went wrong. He explains broad concepts, but recognizes all of the technical, geographical, and political difficulties of building transit in the real world. In the end,Trains, Buses, People shows that it is possible with the right tools to build good transit.

Chemical Heritage

Philadelphia women protested the spread of streetcars by tearing up their tracks
and — in Vagel Keller , Carnegie Mellon . Harold ... Geneviève Massard -
Guilbaud of Fall 2004 Chemical Heritage 22 : 3 Fall 2004 Chemical Heritage 22 :
3 istry ...

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Street Smart

Streetcars and Cities in the Twenty-first Century Gloria Ohland, Shelley Poticha.
government service or private business venture is funded and operated through
a partnership between government and one or more ... 1 N / A N / A N / A 17 | 6
Heritage Transit Agency Restored / Replica 25 , 240 * * Philadelphia 2006 8 . 2
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Street Smart

Author: Gloria Ohland

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"Streetcar systems were ubiquitous at the turn of the last century and are uniquely suited now to serve all the high-density development underway in downtowns across the United States. They're much cheaper than light rail, are hugely successful in promoting development and street life, and fit easily into built environments with little disruption to existing businesses, residents, and traffic." - cover.

America History and Life

Pennsylvania Heritage 2002 28 ( 3 ) : 6 - 13 . ... Describes evangelist Dwight L .
Moody ' s Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , revival during 1875 - 76 . More than ...
Streetcars often were a reflection of the life of that era in the community observed
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

A Guide to the History of Pennsylvania

Carl Oblinger and Cyril Griffith edited a special edition in 1977 of Pennsylvania
Heritage on black history and culture . ... subject but offering a similar
interpretation are Philip Foner ' s essays on the segregation of Philadelphia ' s
streetcar ...

A Guide to the History of Pennsylvania

Author: Dennis B. Downey

Publisher: Greenwood

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In a series of contributed historiographical chapters, this volume assesses the vast wealth of materials on the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the Keystone state.

Railfan Railroad

BOOK DEPOT THE LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD EAST OF MAUCH CHUNK
PHILADELPHIA TROLLEYS PASSENGER TRAINS OF NORTHERN NEW ...
15.95 B & O Heritage 1945-1955 ( 052 ) . ... s Streetcars ( hard ) ( C00083 ) $
26.95 Covered Wagon Mystique ( A13050 ) $ 32.95 CSX Freight Equip Vol 1 (
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Labor s Heritage

By 1904 , he had crushed twenty strikes , including traction walkouts in
Philadelphia , Scranton , Cleveland , Providence , and Richmond . ... Farley ' s
first major success came during the Providence , Rhode Island , streetcar strike of
1902 .

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Light Rail Transit

Its characteristics and applications are analyzed relative to the communities in
which it is an integral element . ... Other terms popularly applied to VT include “
heritage trolley , " " historical streetcar , " and combinations of these terms . ...
Consider existing transit President's Conference Committee ( PCC ) streetcar
operations such as those in Philadelphia , Pittsburgh , Toronto Harbourfront , and
Newark in ...

Light Rail Transit

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Society for Industrial Archeology Newsletter

Succinct overview of the history and significance of the Pennsy electrification by
one of American railroading ' s top scholars . ... of Harold J . Ahlstrom ( impressive
collection of streetcar photos donated to the NRHS Library in Philadelphia ) . ...
Railroad Heritage is a magazine devoted to the photography and art of railroads .

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Seashore Trolley Museum

FRONT COVER : Philadelphia & West Chester Traction # 62 on the loop after
being placed in service during July 1972 . ... during the ' 72 season , John
Williams of the MBTA ' s planning department and John Markham of the Crich
Tramway Society in England . ... of traction heritage which he and also his father
and grandfather before him represent as past presidents of the Philadelphia &
West Chester ...

Seashore Trolley Museum

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Roots of Violence in Black Philadelphia 1860 1900

Among Philadelphia ' s manufactories only Midvale Steel chose to defy the
conventional wisdom on this point . At the suggestion of the efficiency expert
Frederick R . Taylor , Midvale broke from the tradition of hiring ethnic gangs
under foremen from their own ... 69 Employers sometimes tried to break the
pattern , as when in 1898 the Philadelphia and West Chester Street Car
Company hired two black ...

Roots of Violence in Black Philadelphia  1860 1900

Author: Roger Lane

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Lane offers a historical explanation for rising levels of black urban crime and family instability during a paradoxical era. Modern crime rates and patterns are shown to be products of a historical culture traceable from its formative years. The author charts Philadelphia's story but also makes suggestions about national and international patterns.

National Geographic

Say cheese at Claudio ' s in South Philadelphia ' s Italian Market , and confront
an array of 375 varieties , including the melon - size provolones suspended
above a customer . ... Philadelphia displays its heritage Pennypark X
NEIGHBORHOOD PHILADELPHIA Scratch a ... Here , in the heart of the nation ' s
fourth largest city , I had heard in a single day train whistles blow , trolley bells
clang , and the ...

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The Black Convention

Day Pass Just $ 5 for a day ' s unlimited riding on all SEPTA bus , streetcar ,
subway , and elevated lines within Philadelphia , plus a one - way ride on the
Airport Line . Call 580 - 7800 for sales locations . Southeastern Pennsylvania ...

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National Railway Bulletin

The NYC complained bitterly at one time that the Southwestern Limited ' s
departure was being delayed each day by a GM & O ... In the first part of the 20th
century , the streetcar , and to a lesser extent , subways and elevated railways ,
moved the city ... Very few cities outside New York , Boston , Philadelphia , and
Chicago in North America had viable rapid transit ... In it , he offers historic
perspective on what has happened to the L & N and its heritage since absorption
in 1972 by the ...

National Railway Bulletin

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Public Works History in the United States

Warner , Sam B . , Jr . Streetcar Suburbs : The Process of Growth in Boston , 1870
- 1900 . ... American Heritage , 30 ( Feb . - March 1979 ) ... Warner discusses
three eras of Philadelphia ' s history : 1770 - 1780 , 1830 - 1860 , and 19201930 .

Public Works History in the United States

Author: American Association for State and Local History

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : American Association for State and Local History

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American Theatre

Five years Kowalski in both the Broadafter Streetcar ' s release , way and film
incarnations of A Kim Hunter Hunter returned to ... she graced Broadway in the
revival of An Ideal Husband ; in 1998 she appeared in Philadelphia ' s Walnut
Street Theatre ... Fjelde boasted a Norwegian heritage and a working knowledge
of the theatre , both of which contributed to his command of what he called “
Ibsenese .

American Theatre

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