Built to Move Millions


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<P>At the beginning of the 20th century, the street railway industry was one of the largest in the nation. Once ubiquitously visible on the city streets, by mid-century the streetcar was nothing more than a distant memory. Ohio was home to several large streetcar systems, especially in Cleveland and Cincinnati, and had more interurban tracks than any other state in the union. Thus, Ohio served as one of the street railway industry's greatest centers of manufacturing. </P><P>Built to Move Millions examines the manufacture of streetcars and interurbans within the state of Ohio between 1900 and 1940. In addition to discussing the five major car builders that were active in Ohio during this period, the book addresses Ohio companies that manufactured the various components that went into these vehicles. </P>
<P>Contents<BR>Acknowledgments</P><P>1. An Introduction to the Street Railway Industry<BR>2. Car Builders of Ohio<BR>3. Making the Cars Go: Components Essential for Operation<BR>4. Couplers: When, Where, and Why They Were Used<BR>5. Protecting the Public (and Themselves): Street Railways and the Manufacture of Safety Appliances<BR>6. Fare Collection and Registration<BR>7. Seldom Mentioned: Trimmings, Hardware, and Ventilation<BR>8. The Decade of Transition, 1910–1919<BR>9. Promise and Stagnation: Streetcar Technology during the 1920s<BR>10. Parts of the Whole: Streetcar Component Manufacture during the 1920s<BR>11. Streetcar Manufacture during the 1930s</P><P>Afterword: 1938 and the End of an Era<BR>Appendix: Tables<BR>Notes<BR>Index</P>



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Published 17 April 2008
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EAN13 9780253028020
Language English
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