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San Francisco"s street railway problem

Delos F. Wilcox

San Francisco"s street railway problem

preliminary survey of franchise expirations and other matters affecting the policy of unification of street railway transportation under municipal ownership and operation

by Delos F. Wilcox

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Published by Wilcox in San Francisco, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Street-railroads -- California -- San Francisco,
  • Municipal ownership -- California -- San Francisco,
  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- Transit systems

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Delos F. Wilcox.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 238 p. ;
    Number of Pages238
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22942621M
    OCLC/WorldCa7589839

      For the second time in less than four weeks, a streetcar line in the United States has bitten the dust. This one is Philadelphia’s Ro operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), and which ran for miles along Girard Avenue, an east-west street about one mile north of Market Street. The San Francisco Municipal Railway, As the war drew to a close, the United Railroads Company, which had been re-branded as Market Street Railway back in , is acquired by city and merges with the Muni system. Municipal Railway (Muni) streetcar operators and conductors at Sutro Car House in Image X from the SFMTA Photo Archive.

    A tram (in North America streetcar or trolley) is a rail vehicle that runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets; some include segments of segregated right-of-way. The lines or networks operated by tramcars are called ically the term electric street railways was also used in the United States. In the United States, the term tram has sometimes been used for . Welcome to Books Inc. - The West's Oldest Independent Bookseller. Kid's Book New Releases. SEE THEM ALL > Popular Preorders. SEE THEM ALL > Top Hardcover Fiction. Top Hardcover Nonfiction. Top Children's Hardcover. Top Children's Paperback. No .

    The Muni Metro is a streetcar-like network which runs underground in the city centre with 8 underground stations. Along Market Street, the tunnel is shared by the Muni Metro (upper level) and BART (lower level). The western section of the tunnel between a point west of Castro station and West Portal, the so-called Twin Peaks Tunnel ( km), was opened on 3 Feb with . George J. Gould attempted to assemble a truly transcontinental system in the s. The line from San Francisco, California, to Toledo, Ohio, was completed in , consisting of the Western Pacific Railway, Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, Missouri Pacific Railroad, and Wabash Toledo, the planned route would have used the Wheeling and Lake .


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San Francisco"s street railway problem by Delos F. Wilcox Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Steam power provided service on this line longer than any San Francisco street railway line, a total of twenty-nine years. It took an earthquake finally to end the last remnant of the route. Serviced ended on the fateful morning of Ap   Rick Laubscher is a fourth-generation San Franciscan who fell in love with streetcars as a child, when his mother took him downtown on an “iron monster” through the Twin Peaks to see the.

Wilcox, Delos F. (Delos Franklin), San Francisco's street railway problem: preliminary survey of franchise expirations and other matters affecting the policy of unification of street railway transportation under municipal ownership and operation, (San Francisco, Pernau-Walsh printing co., [?]) (page images at HathiTrust).

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