Product Details


Title:
Nobody Walks Now-A-Days: The Merrill Railway & Lighting Company
Author:
Thomas E. Burg
Publisher:
Merrill Publishing Assoc
ISBN or Item #
9780983206682
Date Listed:
2015-05-15 00:00:00
Retail Price:
$29.95
Our Price:
$25.95
Description:
Untitled Document

Nobody Walks Now-A-Days

The Merrill Railway & Lighting Company

By Thomas E. Burg.

Softcover, 108 glossy pages, 11x8" horizontal format, 103 photos, map, appendices. 2015.

"Merrill, Wisconsin, was among the earliest cities in Wisconsin to use electrically powered street cars. This book tells the history of the privately owned Merrill Railway and Lighting Company, which operated a 1 5/8 mile trolley line from 1890 until 1921, including one of the first 'trackless trolleys' in the U.S."

Contents

  • Preface
  • Table of Contents
  • 1 Beginnings (1889-1896)
  • 2 Development of the City (1896-1909)
  • 3 A Metropolitan street Car Company (1909-1912)
  • 4 The Trackless Trolly Era (1913-1915)
  • 5 Wisconsin Valley Electric Company (1916-1921)
  • 6 Reminders
  • 7 Conclusions
  • 8 Equipment
  • 9 Power distribution
  • 10 Personnel
  • Bibliography
  • Appendices