Classic Book of the Month – The Electric Interurban Railways in America

George Hilton and John Due published in 1960 and reprinted in 2000 the definitive history of Interurban Railways in America (As well as John Due’s chapter on Canada).  Various chapters are dedicated to the rise, heyday and collapse of the interurban industry, as well as others on the technical information of the networks, the economics behind their tumultuous history as well as the history of their freight operations.

However, the most interesting part for many will be the state by state (and province by province) presentation of each network that operated during the the first six decades of the 20th century.  An incredibly rich source of information and history on a forgotten history.

Montreal & Southern Counties Interurban / Seashore Transit Museum / Pierre Barrieau

Montreal & Southern Counties Interurban / Seashore Transit Museum / Pierre Barrieau

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2 thoughts on “Classic Book of the Month – The Electric Interurban Railways in America

  1. I would also like to point out another book by Due on the Interurban industry of Canada: The Intercity Electric Railway Industry in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 1965).

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