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  • General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.
General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.

Moderator: Aa3rt

  by walt
 
Interesting piece. I suspect that that experience helped drive many people into their automobiles.---BTW the CA&E, back in the 1920's, was Dr Thomas Conway's first experiment in refurbishing moribund interurbans. He purchased the "down at the Heels" CA&E in 1922, and by 1925 had it running on time and tripled its profits. He then sold the proprty to the Sam Insull Empire and went on to create Ohio's Cincinnati and Lake Erie Railroad ( in 1930) and at the same time revitalized the Philadelphia & Western.