Lost Trolleys of Queens and Long Island, New York (Images of Rails Series)

Lost Trolleys of Queens and Long Island, New York (Images of Rails Series)

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by Stephen L. Meyers
     
 

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An amazing assortment of electric trolley lines once traversed the towns and villages of Queens and Long Island. With names like Jamaica Central, Northport Traction, Ocean Electric, and the Steinway lines, some meandered across meadows and hills while others sped over elevated tracks. There was even one line that had streetcars but no tracks. In the end, all of

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An amazing assortment of electric trolley lines once traversed the towns and villages of Queens and Long Island. With names like Jamaica Central, Northport Traction, Ocean Electric, and the Steinway lines, some meandered across meadows and hills while others sped over elevated tracks. There was even one line that had streetcars but no tracks. In the end, all of them helped stitch the countryside into the concentrated suburban area it is today--with barely a trace of the trolleys left anywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738545264
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/12/2006
Series:
Images of Rail Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,328,895
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author


In Lost Troll eys of Qu een s an d Long Isl an d, Stephen L. Meyers gives t hese lines--more than 20 of them--new life. With exceptional images and fascinating detail about things like the tiny storage battery cars and the trolleys that met all the trains, he traces the streetcar era from the late 1800s to the mid-1930s. The author of Manhattan's Lost Streetcars, he is a longtime member of the Electric Railroaders' Association in New York and other rail groups.

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