Dan Rager 100 pages softcover
Take a fun and picturesque journey through Ohio’s interurban past and
revisit transportation life as it once was. Hundreds of rare photos from
the earliest days of electric rail are published here for the first
time. See the birth, heyday and abandonment of interurban lines across
the state. Included are photos of the Lake Shore Electric, Southwestern
Division, Cleveland & Chagrin Falls and the Cleveland & Eastern
Railway systems. From Columbus northward, this exclusive collection is
the largest and most unique portfolio ever published. If a picture is
worth a thousand words, this book will leave you speechless.
Between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most towns and villages
around the country had an electric railroad system. Before the invention
of the automobile, some 17 million people rode this new form of
transportation daily. These machines allowed people to live farther from
their homes and jobs, connecting cities and suburbs. Millions used it
to visit their entertainment destinations such as Euclid Beach Park,
Cedar Point, Luna Park etc. Ohio had one of the best electric rail
systems in the country.
The age in which these lines ran was between the 1890’s and 1950's. It
is the author’s desire to rekindle some memories and present Ohio’s
interurban electric railroad history in a new light.