CASH, TOKENS, AND TRANSFERS: A HISTORY OF URBAN MASS TRANSIT IN NORTH AMERICA

This book tells the story of mass transportation in the cities of North America from the 1820s to the present day. It includes the following 17 chapters: (1) Boston, 1882; (2) The Age of the Horse; (3) Chicago, 1883; (4) Half-way to the Stars; (5) The Marvelous Mr. Sprague; (6) After Richmond; (7) Transit on Stilts; (8) From Farrington to Paddington; (9) Maturity; (10) Enter the Bus; (11) More Subways; (12) The Public vs. Private Debate; (13) The Rise of Organized Labor; (14) An Industry in Eclipse; (15) The PCC Car; (16) The Post-war Era; and (17) The Tide Turns. An annotated bibliography and an index are included.

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 278 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00615642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-8232-1277-7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM