Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway

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Overview
Operating for 29 years, the Seattle-Everett Interurban Trolley traveled over 29 miles of rail carrying passengers and freight to nearly 30 stops along its line. In the first decade of the 1900s, the Boston electrical engineering firm of Stone and Webster had designs of building an interurban electric railway system that would eventually connect Olympia, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia. To start the Seattle north link, they purchased the existing Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway Company from Fred E. Sander in 1908. On the early morning of April 30, 1910, the Seattle-Everett Interurban Trolley made its inaugural run, starting in Everett. On February 20, 1939, the trolley left Everett for its last run.
Details
ISBN: 9780738580197
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Washington
Series: Images of Rail
Images: 198
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Sister and brother authors Cheri Ryan and Kevin K. Stadler grew up in the community of Alderwood Manor, once an important stop on the interurban route. Both are members of the Alderwood Manor Heritage Association and have done extensive research of the area. Stadler coauthored the Images of America: Alderwood Manor book with Marie Little. Ryan has participated in three of the Museum of History and Industry's Nearby History writing seminars. They have gathered images from a variety of sources; over half come from the estate of Walter V. Shannon, who was the last surviving motorman from the Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway.