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Description - Baltimore's Streetcars and Buses by Gary Helton

In the 1850s, Baltimore s 170,000 residents had few options when it came to getting around town. Before the decade s end, however, the omnibus an urban version of the stagecoach emerged as Baltimore s first mass-transit vehicle. Horsecars followed, then cable cars, and ultimately electrically powered streetcars. Recognizing the need for cohesion, the city s myriad transit providers merged into a single operator. United Railways and Electric Company, incorporated in 1899, faced the unenviable task of integrating routes being served by inadequate, incompatible, and often obsolete equipment. Over the next seven decades, privately run mass transit in Baltimore survived bankruptcy, a name change, two world wars, the proliferation of private automobiles, a takeover by out-of-town interests, and a plethora of new vehicles. Arguably a unified system of privately operated mass transit was no closer to being a reality in 1970, when it reached the end of the line and was taken over by the state."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738553696
ISBN-10: 0738553697
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 166mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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