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Baltimore Streetcars

The Postwar Years

by Herbert H., Jr. Harwood

  • 137 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Road & motor vehicles: general interest,
  • Railroads - General,
  • History,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • Transportation,
  • Maryland,
  • Railroads - History,
  • Public Transportation,
  • Science / History,
  • Baltimore,
  • 20th century,
  • Street-railroads

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsPaul W. Wirtz (Foreword)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages184
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7870996M
    ISBN 100801871905
    ISBN 109780801871900
    OCLC/WorldCa49673210

    Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc. - Falls Rd, Baltimore, Maryland - Rated based on 24 Reviews "One of Baltimore's hidden gems! It's a bit /5(24). Because this museum provides history about public transport vehicles and its Baltimore system in the years from horsecars until , and you can touch - even ride many of the electric streetcars of t /5(52).

      The book, The Best Way to Go-A History of the Baltimore Transit Company, is available in the Museum's Gift Shop. Read the stories behind the buses and streetcars on display. Price: $, plus $ Maryland State Tax. (For mail orders, please send $ that includes postage and handling in addition to the price of the book and tax.). Herbert H. Harwood here gives us 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. From the late s through World War II, streetcars transported Baltimore's population to and from work, play, and just about everything else. Bankers and clerks.

    Because the Sparrows Point line was probably the most famous route for Baltimore Streetcars, I did find a reference in the book Baltimore Streetcars The Semi-convertible Era, written by Bernard J. Sach, George F. Nixon, and Harold Cox, and available at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, which shows a photo of this Streetcar in (21), and the authors explain, among other things. Baltimore Steetcar Museum restores historic streetcars that once were a vital part of public transportation in Baltimore,Maryland. It has a gift shop, multi-media, and rides on restored cars.


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Baltimore Streetcars by Herbert H., Jr. Harwood Download PDF EPUB FB2

Bernard J. Sachs, a longtime Baltimore Streetcar Museum member, in his recently published book, "Baltimore's Picturesque Jerkwaters," chronicles the. Herbert H. Harwood here gives us 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.

From the late s through World War II, streetcars transported Baltimore's population to and from work, play, and just about everything else. Handsomely done history of Baltimore's streetcars, from the horse-drawn cars of to the light rail renaissance of The author details the colorful and fascinating story of Baltimore's street railways, covering the companies and car lines, promoters and politicians, the people who worked the cars, and the equipment that made it all work.5/5(1).

Here’s an old photo of men that manned the Baltimore streetcars back around Catonsville Junction in the s. Featured, Lost History; Octo ; Octo This is an excellent old photo of Catonsville Junction, the terminus of the old Baltimore Traction Company’s streetcar lines.

Source: Shorpy. In his book "Baltimore's Steetcars and Buses", Gary Helton captures the romance of the streetcar in the City of Baltimore.

Helton also tells the story of a diverse, colorful mass transit system in the city from the 's through s that included horse-drawn vehicles, cable cars, steam-driven vehicles, diesel and gas buses, trackless /5(7).

In the s, Baltimore'sresidents 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, Baltimore Streetcars book ultimately electrically powered streetcars.

Recognizing the need for cohesion, the city's myriad transit providers merged. The Baltimore Streetcar Museum (BSM) is a (c)(3) nonprofit museum. It is located at Falls Road (MD 25) in Baltimore, Maryland.

[2] The museum is dedicated to preserving Baltimore's public transportation history, especially the streetcar holdings: 4 ft 8 ¹⁄₂ in (1, mm) standard gauge.

Founded inThe Baltimore Streetcar Museum (BSM) is an all-volunteer organization committed to sharing the story of Baltimore’s public transit past, especially that of the city’s street railways. 43 rows  Parent companies. The following bus companies operated many of the services later.

Baltimore streetcar No. 26, at Sparrows Point Station, circabefore the loop was put in. The photo is included in Elmer J. Hall's book "The Sparrows Point Line: Chronicles of the Red. In the s, Baltimore'sresidents 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. Here is a beautiful series of photos that we found on Flickr showing the city's old streetcars. The one below was taken just a few weeks before President Kennedy would be shot.

Baltimore Transit - E. Fayette east of Liberty Street November 2. About the Museum. Through a combination of exhibits, displays, tours, video and photographic presentations, archive materials and, of course, streetcar rides on authentic Baltimore streetcars, the museum gives visitors a compelling sense of how previous generations traveled throughout the growing metropolis of Baltimore.

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The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc. in Baltimore, MD. Enjoy rides, tours, and exhibits, which feature a permanent collection of Baltimore streetcars from Buy a cheap copy of Baltimore Streetcars: The Postwar Years book by Herbert H.

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The Route to a Livable, Walkable Baltimore. Charles Street will become the spine of a new streetcar network. It’s unique combination of universities, cultural institutions, retail & tourist destinations, architecturally & historically-rich neighborhoods, plus 40+ acres of underdeveloped land make it stand out among the 60+ streetcar routes being proposed in cities across America.

Unlimited rides on original Baltimore streetcars Access to Displays Guided Carhouse Tour Gift shop Baltimore Streetcar Museum is a non-profit, (c)(3) museum, dedicated to preserving Baltimore's public transportation history, especially the street railway era.

Current LiveWire. More Internet Presence for The Baltimore Streetcar Museum. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Baltimore Streetcar Museum and this leprechaun’s favorite green car.

Circathis is the only car in the BSM collection to have been operated by each of the three representative types of power used by Baltimore's street railways— horse, cable and electric/5(23). In the s, Baltimore’sresidents 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 : Arcadia Publishing SC. Get this from a library!

The history of Baltimore's streetcars. [Michael R Farrell; Herbert H Harwood; Andrew S Blumberg] -- History of Baltimore's streetcars from to   The Baltimore Streetcar Museum is a nonprofit facility dedicated to the preservation of Baltimore's public transit history, especially from the street-railway era.

Gary Helton lives and works in Bel Air, Maryland, where he is the manager of public radio station : ArcadiaPublishing.- baltimore streetcars | history of streetcar route in the electrified streetcar replaced Stay safe and healthy.

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