Transit Progress Derailed: Ontario Hydro's Radial Electric Railway Scheme

Transit Progress Derailed: Ontario Hydro's Radial Electric Railway Scheme

by David Spencer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897190777
Publisher: D C Books
Publication date: 05/27/2013
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

David Spencer is a professor of information and media studies at the University of Western Ontario. He holds a diploma in media from Ryerson, a B.A. from York, and a Ph.D. from U of T. His work has been published in Canada, the US, and Europe. He has worked in history circles acting at one time as President of the American Journalism Historians' Association and chair of the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. He is a corresponding editor for the American publication, Journalism History. He is also the founder and editor of the Canadian Journal of Media Studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

About the Author 7

Chapter 1 Touching the Past 11

Chapter 2 Sir Adam Beck: Devil or Doer? 17

Chapter 3 Looking at the History 59

Chapter 4 Sutherland:The End in Sight 117

Chapter 5 Sutherland Side-tracks Sir Adam's Dream 187

Epilogue: Beck's Vision Rides the Rails 191


A Key Witnesses and Role Models 195

B Ontario Electric Railways Histories 199

C Cartoons 237

Bibliography 246

Index 254

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