Twin Cities by Trolley: The Streetcar Era in Minneapolis and St. Paul
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- By: John W. Diers and Aaron Isaacs
- Format: Cloth, 10.5 x 11.25, 348 pages
- Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
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- ISBN: 9780816643580
The development of light rail transit in the Twin Cities has been an undeniable success. Plans for additional lines progress, and our ways of shopping, dining, and commuting are changing dramatically. As the population embraces riding the Hiawatha light rail line, an older era comes to mind - the age when everyone rode the more than 500 miles of track that crisscrossed the Twin Cities.
In Twin Cities by Trolley, more than 400 photographs and 70 maps let the reader follow the tracks from Stillwater to University Avenue to Lake Minnetonka through Uptown to downtown Minneapolis. The illustrations show nearly every neighborhood in Minneapolis and St. Paul as it was during the streetcar era.
Recounting the rise and fall of the Twin City Rapid Transit Company, Twin Cities by Trolley explores the history, organization, and operations of the streetcar system, including life as a streetcar operator and the technology, design, and construction of the cars. Inspiring fond memories for anyone who grew up in the Twin Cities, Twin Cities by Trolley leads readers on a fascinating and enlightening tour of this bygone era in the neighborhood and the city they call home.
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