The Lake Shore Electric Railway Story

Autore: Herbert H. Harwood
Editore: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253337979
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The Lake Shore Electric "The Greatest Electric Railway in the United States" Herbert H. Harwood, Jr., and Robert S. Korach A classic look at one of America's favorite electric railways. From 1901 to 1938 the Lake Shore Electric claimed to be—and was considered by many—"The Greatest Electric Railway in the United States." It paralleled the shore of Lake Erie, connecting Cleveland and Toledo with a high-speed, limited-stop service and even pioneered a form of intermodal transportation three decades before the rest of the industry. To millions of people the bright orange electric cars were an economical and comfortable means of escaping the urban mills and shops, or the humdrum of rural life. In summers during the glory years there were never enough cars to handle the crowds seeking weekend retreats to Lake Erie's beaches and amusement parks. To thousands of midwestern newlyweds the Lake Shore was one of the more enjoyable passages taken on the long but pleasant trip to Niagara Falls, which included the night boat from Cleveland to Buffalo. Reaching its peak in the early 1920s, the Lake Shore Electric suffered the fate of most of its sister lines: unfortunate timing. Created as an alternative to dirty, expensive, and uncomfortable horsedrawn carriages and primitive roads, it was soon competing with automobiles, trucks, and buses on subsidized highways. It could not rival their convenience. The railway's fixed costs and construction debt made the struggle economically unwinnable. The Lake Shore Electric tells the entire story of this fascinating chapter in interurban transportation, even including the missed opportunities that might have saved this railway. Herbert H. Harwood, Jr., has had concurrent careers as a railroad historian, writer, photographer, and working railroader. He spent 30 years in various management positions at C&O and B&O and their successor, CSX. He is author of eleven books on railroad and electric railway history and numerous articles. Robert S. Korach has had a lifelong fascination with urban rail, and has worked with the Cleveland transit system, PATCO's Lindenwold (NJ) high-speed line, MBTA, and the Los Angeles transit system. He is past president of the Association of Railway Museums and was elected in 1995 to the American Public Transit Association's Hall of Fame.

Lake Shore Electric Railway

Autore: Thomas J. Patton
Editore: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738561233
Grandezza: 73,50 MB
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The Lake Shore Electric Railway commenced operation in 1893 on the north coast of Ohio, providing transportation to Cleveland, Lorain, Sandusky, Toledo, and on to Detroit, Michigan. The Lake Shore Electric Railway connected with many other electric railroads to offer a comprehensive quilt of transportation. This allowed increased commerce, ease of transportation, and access for the industrial-era family to visit such recreation spots as Linwood, Crystal Beach, Avon Beach Park, Mitiwanga, Rye Beach, Ruggles Grove and Beach, and Cedar Point, among others. An unimaginable feat in the late 1800s, the Lake Shore Electric could travel from Lorain to Cleveland (approximately 30 miles) in under one hour, making the railway a huge success. Unfortunately this success only lasted about 40 years.

The Cleveland Southwestern Columbus Railway Story

Autore: Max E Wilcox
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 13,48 MB
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Vista: 913
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Amtrak In The Heartland

Autore: Craig Sanders
Editore:
ISBN: 9780253347053
Grandezza: 50,20 MB
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A detailed overview of Amtrak operations in the American heartland traces the sometimes troubled history of the railroad from 1970 to the present day, discussing the factors that have affected the passenger train line since its inception, in a study highlighted by more than 140 black-and-white photographs and maps.

Lake Shore Electric Railway 1893 1938

Autore: Harry Christiansen
Editore:
ISBN:
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Royal Blue Line

Autore: Herbert H. Harwood
Editore: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801870613
Grandezza: 18,48 MB
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Herbert H. Harwood, Jr., recounts the 70-year history of the B & O's showcase service. Generously illustrated with over 250 evocative photographs, advertisements, menus, timetables, and maps, Royal Blue Line vividly recalls America's most regal railway journey.

Lake Shore Electric Railway

Autore: Thomas J. Patton
Editore: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738561233
Grandezza: 52,96 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7999
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The Lake Shore Electric Railway commenced operation in 1893 on the north coast of Ohio, providing transportation to Cleveland, Lorain, Sandusky, Toledo, and on to Detroit, Michigan. The Lake Shore Electric Railway connected with many other electric railroads to offer a comprehensive quilt of transportation. This allowed increased commerce, ease of transportation, and access for the industrial-era family to visit such recreation spots as Linwood, Crystal Beach, Avon Beach Park, Mitiwanga, Rye Beach, Ruggles Grove and Beach, and Cedar Point, among others. An unimaginable feat in the late 1800s, the Lake Shore Electric could travel from Lorain to Cleveland (approximately 30 miles) in under one hour, making the railway a huge success. Unfortunately this success only lasted about 40 years.

Baltimore Streetcars

Autore: Herbert H. Harwood
Editore: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801871900
Grandezza: 50,16 MB
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Vista: 1980
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A glorious picture of Baltimore in the heyday of the streetcar, combining the story of lines and equipment with a nostalgic view of Baltimore when so many of her people relied on street railways.