Twin Ports by Trolley: The Streetcar Era in Duluth_Superior

Twin Ports by Trolley: The Streetcar Era in Duluth_Superior

by Aaron Isaacs


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816673087
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 10/23/2014
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Aaron Isaacs is the coauthor of Twin Cities by Trolley: The Streetcar Era in Minneapolis and St. Paul (Minnesota, 2007). He edits Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums magazine and is also the author of Trackside around the Twin Cities and The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line.

Table of Contents


Glossary of Streetcar Terms

The Duluth Street Railway Company System

1. From Horses to Horsepower: The Dawn of the Streetcar Era

2. A Public Conveyance: Streetcars and Daily Life

3. Trainmen and Starters: Running the Cars

4. Keeping the Wheels Turning: Behind the Scenes

5. Twin Ports by Trolley: A Tour of the City

The Duluth Lines
Downtown Duluth’s Superior Street
Lester Park
Aerial Bridge
Park Point
East 4th Street
West 4th Street
East 8th Street
7th Avenue Incline and Highland
West Duluth via Oneota
West Duluth via 3rd Street and Grand
Morgan Park and Gary-New Duluth

The Superior Lines
Tower Avenue
South Superior
Billings Park and Broadway
East End-Allouez
Lines Never Built

6. Intruders: Jitneys, Buses, and the End of an Era

Postscript: Survivors and Remnants

A. System Ridership by Year and Mode
B. Car Miles by Hour and by City
C. Trips by Street, 1925
D. Duluth Street Railway Track Miles
E. Streetcar Ridership by Hour and Day of Week, 1925
F. Routing, Headway, Speed, and Number of Cars Scheduled
G. Interstate Riders
H. Streetcar Ridership versus Automobile Registration
I. Passengers by Route Segment, 1925
J. Rosters Appendix
K. Bus Route Changes, 1924-1939
L. Duluth Street Railway Organization Chart

Further Reading


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