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Red Arrow: The First Hundred Years 1848-1948
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Red Arrow: The First Hundred Years 1848-1948
Red Arrow: The First Hundred Years 1848-1948
Red Arrow: The First Hundred Years 1848-1948

Red Arrow: The First Hundred Years 1848-1948

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Author: Ronald DeGraw

Publisher: Interburban Press

Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 183 pages.

Date: 1985

Condition: Spine caps lightly bumped. Corners lightly rubbed.

Dust Jacket: Some shelf wear and scuffing. Some creasing along the upper and lower edges. A few small closed tears along the upper edge.

Contents: This book chronicles the history of Philadelphia's Red Arrow suburban trolley network. Despite a faltering start with an unsuccessful toll road, horse car line and steam dummy line, the system began to thrive in 1899 under the leadership of Merritt Taylor and continued to do so under the leadership of his son and grandson. The book carefully examines the early, financially troubled years and then illuminates how the Taylor's expanded the system and kept it prosperous when so many other trolley systems ran aground. Illustrated throughout with rare black and white photos. With 15 maps (2 of which fold out). Indexed.
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