Kenneth Springirth 128 pages softcover
This book is a photographic essay the Chicago, Illinois streetcar system. Chicago Surface Lines had the largest number of streetcars, largest amount of trackage, longest one far ride, longest average ride, and the most user friendly ability to transfer from one line to another line int he world. With 683 PCC cars, Chicago had the largest number of new PCC cars ever purchased in North America. Although Chicago's streetcars made their last run in 1958, their heritage has been preserved in Kenosha, Wisconsin and San Francisco, California plus in a number of streetcar museums. This book documents the city's streetcar era including its trackless trolley operation which at its peak in 1952 was the largest trackless trolley in the United States, "