Pioneers of Electric Railroading : Their Story in Words and Pictures
Pioneers of Electric Railroading : Their Story in Words and Pictures (Headlights Volumes 51 & 52) Paperback – 1991
by John R. Stevens
Well-done biography of the path breakers in the field of electric street railways, including Werner von Siemens, Charles Van Depoele, Frank J. Sprague, Thomas Edison, Leo Daft, , Edward M. Bentley, Walter H. Knight, Moses Farmer, and Benson Bidwell. In addition, the book describes in detail the development of the industry in Victorian England, Canada and the United States, including early battery traction. The book also has a chronology of electric railway experiments, exhibitions and permanent installations, charts showing the growth in the number of systems over the years, and has a chapter on preserved traction equipment. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, engravings, and drawings.