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UNITED STATES: CITIES: DAYTON, OHIO AND PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA : TRANSPORTATION: TROLLEY TRAIN SUBWAY LIGHT RAIL BUS CITY: Re: [Philly_Traction] Philadelphia Rapid Transit: Construction and Equipment.... WAS Re: OT: Dayton Trackless Trolleys

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Sun, 18 Nov 2007 07:27:58 -0500

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Given the United Nations latest urgent warning regarding GLOBAL WARMING, 
this content below is hardly hobbyist and nostalgia history information, 
but one important area in which redesign of urban transportation away from 
one person per car for whole cities in the entire world is a critical 
component of urban redesign.  The energy savings and pollution reduction 
of conversion of a substantial population percentage from cars to electric 
trains, subways, trolleys and trackless trolleys would be huge if 
accomplished worldwide.   Meanwhile enjoy a bit of Philadelphia transit 
history and a major chunck of Dayton and Dayton trackless trolley 
history, with a sharp eye to the future of transportation.




UNITED STATES: CITIES: DAYTON, OHIO AND PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA:
TRANSPORTATION: TROLLEY TRAIN SUBWAY LIGHT RAIL BUS CITY:
Re: [Philly_Traction] Philadelphia Rapid Transit: Construction and 
Equipment....    WAS  Re: OT: Dayton Trackless Trolleys


First the Philadelphia Subway Book Listing sent to the Philly_Traction 
list and Below That Content, A Webliography of Sources Regarding Dayton, 
Ohio in General and the Trackless Trolley or Trolley Bus Resources 
about Dayton Ohio's Trolleybuses.



The book cited and substantially excerpted below at Google Books is a 
document published by Philadelphia Rapid Transit in 1907 and republished 
by Lulu Books in 2007 and has to do with the creation of the Market 
Frankford Elevated Subway Line in Philadelphia, which was initially a 
subway elevated line running from West Philadelphia to Center City via 
Market Street with the Center City portion being underground.  This subway 
goes under the Schuylkill River.


Philadelphia Water Ways 
Franklin Institute Resources for Science Learning
<http://sln.fi.edu/city/water/phila.html>


Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 06:05:45 -0500 (EST)
From: David P. Dillard <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [Philly_Traction] Philadelphia Rapid Transit: Construction and
     Equipment....    WAS  Re: OT: Dayton Trackless Trolleys



Re: [Philly_Traction] Philadelphia Rapid Transit: Construction and 
Equipment....   WAS  Re: OT: Dayton Trackless Trolleys


A substantial preview of this book is available in Google Books.


Philadelphia Rapid Transit: Construction and Equipment of the Market Street ...
By Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company
Published 2007
Lulu.com
History / General
140 pages
ISBN 1430325518


"In 1903 the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company broke ground on an ambitious 
project, to create the City of Brotherly Love's first high speed rail system. 
When it opened on March 4, 1907, the Market Street Subway-Elevated Line was 
greeted with acclaim. Running from the suburbs of West Philadelphia on elevated 
tracks, trains ducked underground to reach the city center. The line would be 
joined by the Frankford Elevated in 1922, and merged into today's 
Market-Frankford Line, now operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania 
Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Originally printed in 1907 to celebrate the 
opening of the subway line, Philadelphia's Rapid Transit include descriptive 
text, and dozens of rare photos showing the men who built the line. The book 
provides a fascinating glimpse into the construction and design of one of the 
nation's earliest municipal railway systems. This reprint has been slightly 
reformatted, but care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text."

These are links for purchase of the Book found on this web page

<http://books.google.com/books?id= FCYTtHfOJicC&dq=subway+and+philadelphia>

A shorter URL for the above link:

<http://tinyurl.com/yw4ocs>


Buy this book
Lulu.com
Amazon.com
Barnes&Noble.com
Books-A-Million
BookSense.com
Google Product Search


The preview for this book may be viewed on this web page:

<http://books.google.com/books?id=FCYTtHfOJicC&printsec=
frontcover&dq=subway+and+philadelphia&sig=
3I2GbG3wqV7IcZ3pYZnLF_llM34#PPT5,M1>

A shorter URL for the above link:

<http://tinyurl.com/2595c4>


--------------------------------------


For those wondering about trackless trolleys in Dayton, Ohio:


Dayton Trolley Transit
<http://www.daytontrolleys.net/>

Maps
Pictures
Roll Signs
Route History
1986 Y2K Plan
Tom's TrolleyBus Pictures
Second and Third Hand Roster
Links
Christmas Trolley Story
Special Paint Schemes Story
Schedules


The Christmas Bus--
A Dayton Tradition Since 1965
by Harvey I. Hylton 30 October 2002
<http://www.daytontrolleys.net/text/daytonchristmasbuses.html>


Dayton, Ohio:
Electric Trolleybuses 
<http://web.presby.edu/~jtbell/transit/Dayton/>


James Cummings: Advocates insist trolleys are key to area tourism
By James Cummings
Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 
<http://www.daytondailynews.com/o/content/oh/story/
opinions/columns/2007/10/16/ddn101707cummings.html>

A shorter URL for the above link:

<http://tinyurl.com/27ohtm>



Ohio Museum of Transportation - Dayton's Trolley Coaches
<http://www.omot.org/history/daytontb.html>


It gave way to the diesel bus and polluted air in all but six cities

Dayton is the best example of trolley coach life

"Trolley coach operators will rue the day they allowed their valuable 
flocks to fly the carbarn"

The words were spoken in 1957 by the general manager of a city transport 
system in England, and his comment was prompted by the exodus of trolley 
coaches across the United States border to Canada. Canadian transit 
properties were buying all units available from U.S. operators, who had 
decided the trolley coach had outlived its usefulness.

His prediction was based in the theory that the cost of electric power 
would decrease, while the costs of liquid fuel and maintenance would be on 
the rise.

Well, transit operators across the U.S. may well be wishing they still had 
their trolley coaches rolling along city streets, but for more important 
reasons than cost. The trolley coach is clean and quiet, while the diesel 
bus which replaced the trolley is drawing much criticism for it's 
excessive noise and its contribution to air pollution.

Currently, industry and government are involved in research and 
development to produce a clean combustion-type engine. The solution, 
though, still is conservatively estimated to be at least five years away.

Yet, back in the 1950's there was little concern over air pollution. 
Diesel coaches were being hailed as the savior of public transportation. 
One-way streets, expresswaysm and urban renewal were raising havoc with 
trolley coach lines; and, instead of seeking ways to overcome those 
stumbling blocks, there was a tendency to desert the trolley coach in 
favor of the diesel.

During the 1930's, the trolley coach burst forth on the American street 
scene in 38 different cities, replacing the antiquated streetcar in most 
instances. It was the decade of most rapid growth for the trolley coach, 
followed closely by the 1940's.

And then came the 1950's which saw the trolley coach disappear from use 
almost as quickly as it had become popular in the 30's and 40's. In the 
1950's alone, 22 trolley coach operators pulled the plug on the electric 
bus in favor of the diesel bus.


[The complete article may be read at the URL above.]



Dayton, Ohio, Electronic Trolley Bus (ETB) System 
Local Legacies : Celebrating Community Routes
The Library of Congress
<http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/legacies/OH/200002920.html>


January 11, 2007
Cities rediscover allure of streetcars
Dayton Metro
<http://daytonblogs.mostmetro.com/dayton_topics/parking_transportation/>

There has been much talk about Dayton's electric trolleys as of late.  And 
though the local media has reported that the RTA is considering the 
possibility of getting rid of the trolleys because of their maintenance 
expense, RTA officials insist that this is not necessarily true, and that 
they are simply analyzing all aspects of their operations to determine how 
best to manage their budget.

This is happening at a time that cities elsewhere in the country are 
rediscovering the allure of the streetcar, which were popular a century 
ago.  Unlike buses (which are unfortunately viewed as transportation for 
lower-income folks in many cities like Dayton), the streetcar is 
considered to have a sense of nostalgia, and are being brought back in 
cities in order to connect recently revitalized urban neighborhoods and 
districts.  Dayton and its sea of revitalization islands might want to 
consider a similiar project.



A Brief History of Electric Transit in Dayton 
<http://www.greaterdaytonrta.org/about_ETB.asp>


Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Dayton_Regional_Transit_Authority>


Seventy Years of Dayton Trolley Buses: 1933-2003
Dayton Street Railway (DSR)/Dayton Street Transit (DST) Company
Ohio's 1st Electric Trolley Bus (ETB) Line started service April 23rd, 
1933. 
<http://www.omot.org/history/dayton70.html>


FIVE DEAD IN CAR CRASH.; Thirty Persons Injured In Collision of Trolleys 
Near Sidney, Ohio.
August 11, 1908, Tuesday
Page 1, 234 words
New York Times 
<http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?
res=9807E0D71331E733A25752C1A96E9C946997D6CF>

A shorter URL for the above link:

<http://tinyurl.com/2mw445>


TRACKLESS TROLLEYS
History and Facts:
<http://www.angelfire.com/mb2/orion5bjc/trackless_trolleys.htm>


The Transport Company Web Station
 		Home | The North Shore Line | Relics | Discussion List | 
Work Equipment | MCTS Era | Structures | Wauwatosa | Links | Retirement | 
Kenosha | Preservation | Rapid Transit | Motor Coaches | Trackless 
Trolleys | Streetcars
Equipment Preservation Page
<http://www.thetransportco.com/id12.html>


Dayton Trolleybus Routes 
<http://web.presby.edu/~jtbell/transit/Dayton/routes.html>


Urban Mass Transit: The Life Story of a Technology
By Robert C. Post
Published 2006
Greenwood Press
Urban transportation
181 pages
ISBN 0313339163 
<http://books.google.com/books?id=
lZ6Kke0MZWwC&dq=dayton+and+trolleys>

A shorter URL for the above link:

<http://tinyurl.com/33gx4b>

Preview of This Book

<http://books.google.com/books?id=lZ6Kke0MZWwC&pg=PA112&lpg= 
PA112&dq=dayton+and+trolleys&source=web&ots= 
7N0H48RLG7&sig=BaWR3pun1BA9OTPr4IkqOqbuPJA#PPP1,M1>

A shorter URL for the above link:

<http://tinyurl.com/yu2oqz>


Photos from the streets of Dayton, Ohio USA
<http://realdaytonohio.blogspot.com/>


Dayton Ohio
Dayton trolley coaches can now be found here
Bill Volkmer Collection
City Railway
<http://davesrailpix.com/dayton/dayton.htm>


Dayton OH Electric Transit Inc (ETI) / Skoda Trolley Buses
Miami Valley Regional Transportation Authority (MVRTA)
Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (GDRTA)
<http://www.trolleybuses.net/day/day_etis.htm>


TMC RTS 06 Bus -
TMC RTS sleet scraper: This diesel powered RTS was retrofitted with 
trolley poles to scrape sleet off the overhead wires of the Dayton 
electric trolley bus
<http://busexplorer.com/PHP/MidPage.php?id=412>


Postcard History Series
Dayton, Ohio
<http://books.google.com/books?id=e2X0JqKvTpoC&pg=PA86&lpg=
PA86&dq=dayton+and+trolleys&source=web&ots=
RIgb1NMLag&sig=KixotZFuGJVu_-AfhbBuoiamisI#PPP1,M1>

A shorter URL for the above link:

<http://tinyurl.com/24tb7g>


Trolley Buses
Cleaner, Quieter Communities  Public Appeal  Sustainable Transit 
Revitalization  Quality of Life 
<http://www.bettertransit.ab.ca/archive/080306/
TrolleyBuses-theCommunityFriendlySolution.pdf>

A shorter URL for the above link:

<http://tinyurl.com/23oyep>


Dayton History
Books / Booklets Online
List Of Books/ Booklets Online by Title
<http://www.daytonhistorybooks.citymax.com/page/page/1475494.htm>


Google Scholar on Dayton Trolleys and Bus
<http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&lr=&q=
dayton+and+trolleys+and+bus&btnG=Search>

A shorter URL for the above link:

<http://tinyurl.com/yvx29q>


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WEBBIB0708



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David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584
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