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RIDE THE BIG RED CARS How Trolleys Helped Build Southern California

By: Crump, Spencer

Price: $53.98

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Trans-Anglo Books: 1965

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 026515

Condition: Very Good


240 pp, red boards, dj wht w/red lettering w/pictorial front & pictorial ads on back panel, front endpaper map of the Lines of the Pacific Electric Railway in southern California & rear endpaper is pictorial of Newport Beach Limited Trolley. The book is a narrative history of the interurbans and also of the men and cities whiche were part of them. It recalls the battles between the rail tycoons when Henry Huntington planned to use electric interurbans for a system spanning California & possibly the nation. It analyzes the factors which ended the interurban car. dj chipped along corners & prev ... View more info