The Age of Trolleys

  • Roger P. Roess
  • Gene Sansone
Part of the Springer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic book series (STTT, volume 1)


Trolleys were the bridging technology between the horse-drawn streetcar and the motor bus. The former operated into the 1890s in abundance, with one straggler lasting as long as 1917. The latter became a major part of the public transportation system through the 1930s and 1940s.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Transportation EngineeringPolytechnic Institute of New York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.MTA New York City TransitPolytechnic Institute of New York University New YorkUSA

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