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Tramways and trolleys : the rise of urban mass transport in Europe

Author: John P McKay
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1976.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John P McKay
ISBN: 0691052409 9780691052403
OCLC Number: 2048185
Description: xv, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Challenge. Early public transportation --
Horsecar system --
Search for alternatives --
Breakthrough and development. Electric traction experiments --
American innovation --
New techno-economic matrix --
Diffusion in Europe --
Pattern of adoption. Aesthetic values and public policy --
Development of technological alternatives --
Negotiations and agreements --
Private enterprise in France. French Thomson-Houston Company --
Followers and competitors --
Mature industry after 1900 --
Municipal enterprise in Great Britain. Early efforts --
Glasgow model --
New institutional framework --
Impact on society. Riding public --
Suburbs and cities --
Leisure and recreation --
Tramway workers.
Responsibility: by John P. McKay.

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