Capital Streetcars: Early Mass Transit in Washington, D.C.

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Washington's first streetcars trundled down Pennsylvania Avenue during the Civil War. By the end of the century, streetcar lines crisscrossed the city, expanding it into the suburbs and defining where Washingtonians lived, worked and played. One of the most beloved routes was the scenic Cabin John line to the amusement park in Glen Echo, Maryland. From the quaint early days of small horse-drawn cars to the modern "streamliners" of the twentieth century, the stories are all here. Join author John DeFerrari on a joyride through the fascinating history of streetcars in the nation's capital.
ISBN: 9781467118835
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Images: 121
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John DeFerrari, a native Washingtonian with a lifelong passion for local history, pens the Streets of Washington blog and is the author of Lost Washington, D.C. (The History Press, 2011) and Historic Restaurants of Washington, D.C.: Capital Eats (The History Press, 2013). He has a master's degree in English literature from Harvard University and works for the federal government.
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