Item #17451 Improved Street Car Service: The "Near-Side Car. International Railway Company.
Improved Street Car Service: The "Near-Side Car

Improved Street Car Service: The "Near-Side Car

Buffalo, NY: International Railway Company, 1911. 1st. Original wrappers. First Edition. 8vo. 17 pp. Photo-plates; car floor plans. Stiff gray wrappers with black lettering with light wear to extremities and short closed tear to lower rear cover. a near fine copy of an elusive and early American transportation title; only 1 copy located at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE. Item #17451

"The Nearside (or Near-side) Car was a streetcar (trolley car or tram) designed by in-house engineers of the Thomas E. Mitten management team, which ran the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company (PRT). Nearside refers to the fact the car would pick up and discharge passengers on the “nearside” of an intersection rather than the “farside” as the previous generation of “conventional” cars did (this method of operation caused frequent gridlock, as the stopped cars blocked cross traffic)...The cars were in service in Philadelphia from 1911 to 1955, when they were scrapped in favor of the more modern PCC streetcar." - wiki. Listed in John F. Tucker Transit Collection, Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company pamphlet vol. V, no. 1.

Price: $275.00

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