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Straphanging in the USA : trolleys and subways in American life

Author: Martin W Sandler
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003.
Series: Transportation in America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An illustrated look at how the problem of moving large numbers of people within cities has been addressed through a series of vehicles and systems, from horse-drawn cars to the modern subway.
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Sandler, Martin W.
Straphanging in the USA.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002014157
Material Type: Document, Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin W Sandler
ISBN: 9781429440356 142944035X 1280564210 9781280564215
OCLC Number: 252612764
Description: 1 online resource (61 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Horsecars, els, and cable cars --
Trolley mania --
The trolley changes America --
The incredible interurban --
The trolley goes underground --
Modern rails for modern cities.
Series Title: Transportation in America.
Responsibility: Martin W. Sandler.
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An illustrated look at how the problem of moving large numbers of people within cities has been addressed through a series of vehicles and systems, from horse-drawn cars to the modern subway.

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