Capital Streetcars Early Mass Transit in Washington D C

Capital Streetcars  Early Mass Transit in Washington  D C

From the quaint early days of small horse-drawn cars to the modern "streamliners" of the twentieth century, the stories are all here.

Author: John DeFerrari

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467118835

Category: History

Page: 256

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Washington's first streetcars trundled down Pennsylvania Avenue during the Civil War. By the end of the century, streetcar lines crisscrossed the city, expanding it into the suburbs and defining where Washingtonians lived, worked and played. One of the most beloved routes was the scenic Cabin John line to the amusement park in Glen Echo, Maryland. From the quaint early days of small horse-drawn cars to the modern "streamliners" of the twentieth century, the stories are all here. Join author John DeFerrari on a joyride through the fascinating history of streetcars in the nation's capital.
Categories: History

Streetcars of Washington

Streetcars of Washington

Street Cars of Washington D.C. is a photographic essay of the history of the well-kept modern street car system that provided frequent transit service to much of our nation's capital up to its closure in January, 1962.

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: America Through Time

ISBN: 1634990129

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 872

Street Cars of Washington D.C. is a photographic essay of the history of the well-kept modern street car system that provided frequent transit service to much of our nation's capital up to its closure in January, 1962. Washington D.C. was the first North American city to operate its entire base service by President's Conference Committee (PCC) cars. Washington D.C. had the fifth largest PCC car fleet in North America. While these cars had poles for overhead wire operation, they were the only PCC cars in the world equipped with plows for conduit operation. Washington D.C. PCC cars, all built by St. Louis Car Company, were about two foot shorter in length or one less window than other PCC cars, because of short clearances in car house transfer tables. The Silver Sightseer in Washington D.C. was the world's first air conditioned street car. Fifty four years later in February 2016, street cars returned to Washington D.C. All of this has been included in Street Cars of Washington D.C.
Categories: History

History Of Streetcars In Washington

History Of Streetcars In Washington

The DC Streetcar makes traveling within the District much easier for residents and visitors, connecting commuters to the bustling H Street NE neighborhood up to Benning Road with a modern twist.

Author: Weston Rosebure

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798540149747

Category:

Page: 282

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The DC Streetcar makes traveling within the District much easier for residents and visitors, connecting commuters to the bustling H Street NE neighborhood up to Benning Road with a modern twist. The innovative streetcar design is a far cry from the days when the District's streetcars were drawn by horse. Operating on fixed rails with low floors for quick and easy boarding and wheelchair accessibility, each streetcar can accommodate about 150 people, seated and standing. The average streetcar travels between 25 and 35 miles per hour. The H Street/Benning Road Line is currently the only route and runs east starting from Union Station toward Oklahoma Avenue and west starting at the Benning Road/Oklahoma Avenue stop. The streetcars run every 10-15 minutes. The Streetcar Tracker provides real-time vehicle arrivals for eastbound and westbound travel.
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Washington D C Streetcar History

Washington D C  Streetcar History

The DC Streetcar makes traveling within the District much easier for residents and visitors, connecting commuters to the bustling H Street NE neighborhood up to Benning Road with a modern twist.

Author: Issac Rumer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798540168076

Category:

Page: 282

View: 863

The DC Streetcar makes traveling within the District much easier for residents and visitors, connecting commuters to the bustling H Street NE neighborhood up to Benning Road with a modern twist. The innovative streetcar design is a far cry from the days when the District's streetcars were drawn by horse. Operating on fixed rails with low floors for quick and easy boarding and wheelchair accessibility, each streetcar can accommodate about 150 people, seated and standing. The average streetcar travels between 25 and 35 miles per hour. The H Street/Benning Road Line is currently the only route and runs east starting from Union Station toward Oklahoma Avenue and west starting at the Benning Road/Oklahoma Avenue stop. The streetcars run every 10-15 minutes. The Streetcar Tracker provides real-time vehicle arrivals for eastbound and westbound travel.
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Early History Of Streetcars In Washington

Early History Of Streetcars In Washington

Bigger Crowds and Bigger Cars: The New Century's Challenges, 1900-1918 - Chapter 7. A Vast Amount of Hann: The Struggle to Maintain Equal Access, 1900-1920 - And so much more! Purchase this book today!

Author: Duncan Persyn

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798732692150

Category:

Page: 282

View: 191

The DC Streetcar is a surface streetcar network in Washington, D.C. As of 2017, it consists of only one line: a 2.2-mile segment running in mixed traffic along H Street and Benning Road in the city's Northeast quadrant. In this Streetcars Book, you will discover: - Chapter 1: The City of Magnificent Distances: Transit in Washington Before Streetcars, 1800-1862 - Chapter 2: Horses in the Mud: The Early Horse-Drawn Streetcar Era, 1862-1888 - Chapter 3. Close Quarters: Riding the Cars, 1862-1888 - Chapter 4. Hard Choices: Modernizing the Streetcar System, 1888-1897 - Chapter 5. Grid-Ironing the City: The Rise of Streetcar Suburbs, 1868-1899 - Chapter 6. Bigger Crowds and Bigger Cars: The New Century's Challenges, 1900-1918 - Chapter 7. A Vast Amount of Hann: The Struggle to Maintain Equal Access, 1900-1920 - And so much more! Purchase this book today!
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Street Car Fares in D C

Street Car Fares in D C

It just happens that at least one-eighth of it is over in the river, in the parks, ... and the abandonment of the through routing of cars, the Washington ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the District of Columbia

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D020915808

Category: Electric railroads

Page: 515

View: 242

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Categories: Electric railroads

The Rise And Fall Of Streetcars

The Rise And Fall Of Streetcars

Bigger Crowds and Bigger Cars: The New Century's Challenges, 1900-1918 - Chapter 7. A Vast Amount of Hann: The Struggle to Maintain Equal Access, 1900-1920 - And so much more! Purchase this book today!

Author: Halina Anand

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798732684926

Category:

Page: 282

View: 896

The DC Streetcar is a surface streetcar network in Washington, D.C. As of 2017, it consists of only one line: a 2.2-mile segment running in mixed traffic along H Street and Benning Road in the city's Northeast quadrant. In this Streetcars Book, you will discover: - Chapter 1: The City of Magnificent Distances: Transit in Washington Before Streetcars, 1800-1862 - Chapter 2: Horses in the Mud: The Early Horse-Drawn Streetcar Era, 1862-1888 - Chapter 3. Close Quarters: Riding the Cars, 1862-1888 - Chapter 4. Hard Choices: Modernizing the Streetcar System, 1888-1897 - Chapter 5. Grid-Ironing the City: The Rise of Streetcar Suburbs, 1868-1899 - Chapter 6. Bigger Crowds and Bigger Cars: The New Century's Challenges, 1900-1918 - Chapter 7. A Vast Amount of Hann: The Struggle to Maintain Equal Access, 1900-1920 - And so much more! Purchase this book today!
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Streetcars of America

Streetcars of America

Washington D.C.'s streetcar system neatly spanned a century, with horse-car service inaugurated during President Lincoln's administration in 1862 and ...

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747815259

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 254

The handsome multicolored streetcar is a nostalgic icon of the some of the most romantic and heritage-rich locales in America, including San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago, immortalised on stage and screen in classics including 'Meet Me In St Louis' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. Streetcars of America chronicles these vehicles from the earliest animal-drawn carriages to the height of their popularity in the 1920s, when there were more than 1,200 tram railways, to the turning of the tide in the mid-twentieth century when congestion and attacks from the automobile industry eventually pushed streetcars from most urban landscapes. But it also looks at the recent efforts to revive tram heritage that have led to vintage streetcars becoming a hip and environmentally-friendly daily commuter service, as well as tourist attraction, in more than thirty cities including Memphis and Washington DC.
Categories: Transportation

Washington D C Metropolitan Transit Authority

Washington  D  C   Metropolitan Transit Authority

Streetcars required for 1954 fall schedules , excluding spares . Streetcars owned ? . Number of operating car stations ? Number of substations ? 143.

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:0011792399A

Category: Local transit

Page: 530

View: 349

Considers legislation to establish the D.C. Metropolitan Transit Authority. Also reviews D.C. Board of Commissioners' efforts at finding private interests to administer D.C. transit system.
Categories: Local transit

Relationships Between Streetcars and the Built Environment

Relationships Between Streetcars and the Built Environment

... Washington State DOT, Olympia EDWARD A. (NED) HELME, President, Center for Clean Air Policy, Washington, DC ADIB K. KANAFANI, Cahill Professor of Civil ...

Author: Ron Golem

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309143097

Category: Street-railroads

Page: 52

View: 784

TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 86: Relationships Between Streetcars and the Built Environment examines selected, built streetcar and trolley systems to trace their evolution, define significant factors, and identify commonalities among levels of success in impacting the built environment.
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Everything About Streetcars

Everything About Streetcars

Bigger Crowds and Bigger Cars: The New Century's Challenges, 1900-1918 - Chapter 7. A Vast Amount of Hann: The Struggle to Maintain Equal Access, 1900-1920 - And so much more! Purchase this book today!

Author: Chet Nagel

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798732506952

Category:

Page: 282

View: 476

The DC Streetcar is a surface streetcar network in Washington, D.C. As of 2017, it consists of only one line: a 2.2-mile segment running in mixed traffic along H Street and Benning Road in the city's Northeast quadrant. In this Streetcars Book, you will discover: - Chapter 1: The City of Magnificent Distances: Transit in Washington Before Streetcars, 1800-1862 - Chapter 2: Horses in the Mud: The Early Horse-Drawn Streetcar Era, 1862-1888 - Chapter 3. Close Quarters: Riding the Cars, 1862-1888 - Chapter 4. Hard Choices: Modernizing the Streetcar System, 1888-1897 - Chapter 5. Grid-Ironing the City: The Rise of Streetcar Suburbs, 1868-1899 - Chapter 6. Bigger Crowds and Bigger Cars: The New Century's Challenges, 1900-1918 - Chapter 7. A Vast Amount of Hann: The Struggle to Maintain Equal Access, 1900-1920 - And so much more! Purchase this book today!
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Memorial Bridge Across the Potomac River at Washington D C

Memorial Bridge Across the Potomac River  at Washington  D C

Provision is made for street cars simply by making the roadway 20 feet wider than called for in the specifications . There are three reasons for adopting ...

Author: United States. War Department

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU55753779

Category: Arlington Memorial Bridge (Washington, D.C. and Va.)

Page: 68

View: 962

Categories: Arlington Memorial Bridge (Washington, D.C. and Va.)

Manhattan s Lost Streetcars

Manhattan s Lost Streetcars

Brooklyn , St. Louis , Washington , D.C. , Baltimore , and New York . The cable car lines worked fine but were dreadfully expensive to operate and maintain ...

Author: Stephen L. Meyers

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738538841

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 562

By the first quarter of the 20th century, Manhattan had well over 400 miles of streetcar trackage, an investment of several million dollars. Less than 50 years later, the rail system had completely vanished. Manhattan's Lost Streetcars chronicles the finance, political pressures, and advancing technology behind Gotham's streetcar networks from 1890 to 1935. The story ends with the dismantling of the system. Manhattan's Lost Streetcars recalls a bygone era when public rail transportation was aboveground and New Yorkers rode the Metropolitan Street Railway, the Green Lines, the Manhattan Bridge Three Cent Line, and the Brooklyn & North River line, among others. It features images of the independent rail companies and the individual lines that made up a vast public transportation network in Manhattan.
Categories: History

Philadelphia s Streetcar Heritage

Philadelphia s Streetcar Heritage

Philadelphia's Streetcar Heritage is a photographic essay of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, streetcar system.

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: America Through Time

ISBN: 1634991486

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 130

Philadelphia's Streetcar Heritage is a photographic essay of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, streetcar system. The first electric streetcar line in Philadelphia opened in 1892 and quickly replaced horsecar service by 1897. Streetcar lines were merged into the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company (PRT) in 1902 to achieve a unified system. There were 1,500 new streetcars purchased by 1913, which was the largest fleet of standardized streetcars ever purchased by one transit company. Ridership dropped during the Depression, and PRT reorganized as the Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC) in 1940. After National City Lines (NCL) obtained control of PTC in 1955, many streetcar lines became bus operated. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) acquired PTC in 1968. The overhaul of 112 Presidents' Conference Committee (PCC) cars began in 1979. Kawasaki Heavy Industries built 112 streetcars (light rail vehicles) for the subway surface lines. With buses taking over Route 15 (Girard Avenue) in 1992, only five subway surface lines remained. SEPTA restored Route 15 streetcar service in 2005 using Brookville Equipment Corporation rebuilt PCCII cars. Philadelphia's Streetcar Heritage documents the city's streetcars, including Fairmount Park Trolleys and trackless trolleys.
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Interurban Railways in the United States

Interurban Railways in the United States

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230628452

Category:

Page: 162

View: 393

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 160. Chapters: Streetcars in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia trolleys, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Sacramento Northern Railway, Pacific Electric Railway, Connecticut Company, Lehigh Valley Transit Company, Twin City Rapid Transit Company, East Bay Electric Lines, Indiana Railroad, Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad, Key System, New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, List of California street railroads, San Diego Electric Railway, South Shore Line, Piedmont and Northern Railway, Cincinnati and Lake Erie Railroad, Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad, Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad, Philadelphia and Western Railroad, International Railway, Norristown High Speed Line, Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway, Tidewater Southern Railway, Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railroad, Hagerstown and Frederick Railway, SEPTA Routes 101 and 102, Michigan United Railways, Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad, West Penn Railways, Lake Shore Electric Railway, Pittsburgh, Harmony, Butler and New Castle Railway, Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway, Illinois Terminal Railroad, Washington Railway and Electric Company, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Street Railway, Market Street Railway, Columbus, Delaware and Marion Railway, Boston and Worcester Street Railway, Middlesex and Boston Street Railway, Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Eastern Traction Company, Toledo, Port Clinton and Lakeside Railway, Grafton and Upton Railroad, Ocean Shore Railroad, Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad, Shipyard Railway, Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad, Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Muskegon Railway, Lansing, St. Johns and St. Louis Railway, New York, Auburn and Lansing Railroad, Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway, Pittsburgh and Butler Street Railway, New York State Railways, Central California Traction Company, ..
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Black Broadway in Washington DC

Black Broadway in Washington  DC

Color restrictions were set in Washington public establishments, with the exceptions of streetcars (Maryland segregated streetcars in 1903) and library ...

Author: Briana A. Thomas

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439671870

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Before chain coffeeshops and luxury high-rises, before even the beginning of desegregation and the 1968 riots, Washington's Greater U Street was known as Black Broadway. From the early 1900s into the 1950s, African Americans plagued by Jim Crow laws in other parts of town were free to own businesses here and built what was often described as a "city within a city." Local author and journalist Briana A. Thomas narrates U Street's rich and unique history, from the early triumph of emancipation to the days of civil rights pioneer Mary Church Terrell and music giant Duke Ellington, through the recent struggles of gentrification.
Categories: Social Science

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

... preference SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON , D. C. , after August 14 , 1956 , by Executive order ; of riders as between street cars and buses ; Washington , D. C. ...

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000134102981

Category: Law

Page:

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Categories: Law

The Street Railway Review

The Street Railway Review

... Eckington & Soldiers Home Railway Company in Washington , D. C. , and this fact has , we are informed , given such an impetus to the street car business ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000842516O

Category: Street-railroads

Page:

View: 503

Categories: Street-railroads

The Street Railway Journal

The Street Railway Journal

674 Consolidation Rumors in St. Louis 88 Continuous Rope Transmission . ... to Street Railway Practice , 810 Need of Standards in Car Repair Shops .

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Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89062791249

Category: Electric railroads

Page:

View: 424

Categories: Electric railroads

Not For Tourists Guide to Washington DC 2017

Not For Tourists Guide to Washington DC 2017

After a more than 50 year absence, streetcars returned to DC in 2016. The initial 2.4 mile stretch runs from Union Station down H Street and Benning Road at ...

Author: Not For Tourists

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510710597

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 816

The Not For Tourists Guide to Washington DC is the urban manual to the city that no local, or tourist, should be without. This map-based guidebook divides the city into 46 mapped neighborhoods. Each map is marked by NFT’s user-friendly icons, which help locate the essential services, transportation, and entertainment venues in the area. Want to know the best place to grab an al fresco cocktail? NFT has you covered. How about exploring little residential suburban pockets far away from the National Mall? We’ve got that, too. The nearest up-and-coming restaurant, farmer’s market, LGBT venue, or football game—whatever you need—NFT puts it at your fingertips. The guide also includes: • A foldout highway map • Over 100 neighborhood maps • Coverage for nearby universities and Baltimore • Details on parks and outdoor activities • Information on the National Mall and the US Capitol It’s the main weapon in implementing our “No resident left behind!” policy.
Categories: Travel