Gettysburg Electric Railway

Gettysburg Electric Railway

Edited by 

List price: US$48.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Gettysburg Electric Railway was a trolley system in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, that provided summer access from the borough to Gettysburg Battlefield visitor attractions such as monuments, areas of military engagements, and recreation areas. Despite the first United States Supreme Court eminent domain case ruling in 1896 against the 1894 railway, battlefield trolley operations continued until 1916. For a one-way passenger fare of five cents, the 14-bench "Brill double-track summer cars" used the main line of 5.7 mi on 10 minute intervals and were powered by a 150x100ft electric plant with 150 hp Corliss steam engine running 500 volt Westinghouse railway generator. Employees included Hal J.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135886312
  • 9786135886313