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Cleveland and Its Streetcars takes the reader back to when railway cars dominated the local street scene The book focuses on the era of 1910 1954, from the time that Cleveland Railway Company took over operation of the consolidated streetcar lines to the day that the last streetcar rumbled over the city s streets Cleveland s trailer trains, articulated cars, and its Peter Witt car model were widely admired by the nation, and the streetcar reigned supreme through the end of World War II In 1942, the Cleveland Transit System CTS took over the streetcar lines, and eager to modernize its fleet, it decided to replace the streetcars with buses, trackless trolleys, and a crosstown rapid transit line After the end of the war, in May 1945, the first post war conversion took place Then the pace of replacing the streetcars with rubber tired vehicles quickened By 1954, the task was complete This book, with over 200 photographs, documents this changing Cleveland scene when a wonderful era in transportation flourished and then, sadly, disappeared....

Title : Cleveland and Its Streetcars
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ISBN : 0738539678
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing October 3, 2005
Number of Pages : 128 pages
File Size : 765 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Cleveland and Its Streetcars Reviews

  • Mark
    2019-04-24 05:06

    These books are great and the price was right.

  • Richard M. Bennett
    2019-05-19 01:57

    I bought this book for my father, who grew up riding the Cleveland streetcars. He enjoyed the many pictures, and said the book did a good job of depicting all of the different lines. It brought back a lot of good memories for him.

  • Russell Phillips Chappell
    2019-04-25 22:48

    I found the book excellent with good pictures and a condensed history, but most accurate. I lived in Cleveland during those years and remember much of the information first hand.

  • jay
    2019-05-08 03:15

    Great read, lots of terrific pictures. A continuation of Cleveland history. I own many of the these books and look forward to reading more.