Nobody Walks Now-A-Days
The Merrill Railway & Lighting Company
By Thomas E. Burg.
Softcover, 108 glossy pages, 11x8" horizontal format, 103 photos, map, appendices. 2015.
"Merrill, Wisconsin, was among the earliest cities in Wisconsin to use electrically powered street cars. This book tells the history of the privately owned Merrill Railway and Lighting Company, which operated a 1 5/8 mile trolley line from 1890 until 1921, including one of the first 'trackless trolleys' in the U.S."
- Table of Contents
- 1 Beginnings (1889-1896)
- 2 Development of the City (1896-1909)
- 3 A Metropolitan street Car Company (1909-1912)
- 4 The Trackless Trolly Era (1913-1915)
- 5 Wisconsin Valley Electric Company (1916-1921)
- 6 Reminders
- 7 Conclusions
- 8 Equipment
- 9 Power distribution
- 10 Personnel