Montreal's electric streetcars: An illustrated history of the tramway era: 1892 to 1959 pdf epub fb2

Montreal's electric streetcars: An illustrated history of the tramway era: 1892 to 1959 by Richard M Binns pdf epub fb2

Montreal's electric streetcars: An illustrated history of the tramway era: 1892 to 1959 Author: Richard M Binns
Title: Montreal's electric streetcars: An illustrated history of the tramway era: 1892 to 1959
ISBN: 0919130232
ISBN13: 978-0919130234
Other Formats: mbr rtf lrf lit
Pages: 151 pages
Publisher: Railfare Enterprises; First Edition edition (1973)
Language: English
Category: No category
Size PDF version: 1673 kb
Size EPUB version: 1517 kb
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Handsomely done pictorial history of the varied electric railway rolling stock used over the years by the Montreal transit system. Between the first small electric car on the Montreal Street Railway and the last streamlined tram owned by Montreal Transportation Commission, there were some 56 classes of passenger equipment, not to mention the almost innumerable maintenance and snow-fighting units. Each type has been described in detail by the author supplemented by a handsome collection of photographs and illustrations from the best known available collections. While writing factually about the mechanical aspects of the equipment, Mr. Binns still succeeds in describing the various classes of trams in an interesting and vivid fashion that makes them come alive again. Moreover, the street scenes are a fascinating sight in themselves, depicting the ever-changing panorama of Montreal's main streets. Illustrated throughout with 250 black and white photos and schematic diagrams. With supplemental drawings by Omar Lavallee, Robert Halfyard, William McKeon and Robert Sandusky. Includes numerical roster of both passenger and work cars as well as route maps. Invaluable reference work for anyone interested in Canadian trams, urban transit or Montreal history. 152 pages.