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Image from page 372 of “The street railway review” (1891)

Image from page 372 of

Identifier: streetrailwayrev02amer
Title: The street railway review
Year: 1891 (1890s)
Authors: American Street Railway Association Street Railway Accountants’ Association of America American Railway, Mechanical, and Electrical Association
Subjects: Street-railroads
Publisher: Chicago : Street Railway Review Pub. Co
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation

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may be cited a recent case inNew York, where one Thomas, owning property abut-ting on one of the stations of the Manhattan Elevatedroad. The jury of course found for the plaintiff, andrequired the company to pay heavy damages or move itsstation, the claim being that the latter obstructed thelight and depreciated the value of the saloon on theground floor. The company decided to move its station,and now the tenant is suing his landlord for $10,000damages caused by loss of business as a result of theremoval of the station. 351 MILWAUKEES GIGANTIC POWER PLANT. History of Rapid Transit in Milwaukee. The Men and the Means, Methods and Measures. AWAY back in the good old times, when Chicagowas a village, Sara Bernhardt a baby, the trolleyunborn, when the Stkekt Railway Ricvikwwas just beginning to be needed, and Milwaukeeboasted only 30,060 souls and no breweries, there was astreet car line of the mule type in the Cream City. Thiswas in 1S59, and about this time, as Herodotus would sav>

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the River & Lake Shore Railway was built. The pro-phetic eye of John Lockwood saw that Milwaukee wasdestined to become a big place, but the prophecy has beenovershadowed by the reality and that little two miles offlat iron track has grown and spread out and flourishedlike Jonahs gourd, into the present dimensions of heavyT rail, and 4 little bobtails have brooded upon and broughtforth the 500 modern cars that to-day traverse aenuesthat were then cow-paths and hunters trails. It was not until 1859 that the street railway schemeassumed practical proportions. In this year the commoncouncil passed an ordinance authorizing the River & LakeShore Railway Companj to build track and operate carson various streets in the first, seventh and eighth wards.A capital stock of $50,000 was subscribed to further theundertaking, and Alexander Easton, a Cincinnati con-tractor, became the builder of Milwaukees first streetrailway. May 20, 1S60, was a great day for Mihvaukee-ans, and such expressi

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Tagged: , bookid:streetrailwayrev02amer , bookyear:1891 , bookdecade:1890 , bookcentury:1800 , bookauthor:American_Street_Railway_Association , bookauthor:Street_Railway_Accountants__Association_of_America , bookauthor:American_Railway__Mechanical__and_Electrical_Association , booksubject:Street_railroads , bookpublisher:Chicago___Street_Railway_Review_Pub__Co , bookcontributor:Carnegie_Library_of_Pittsburgh , booksponsor:Lyrasis_Members_and_Sloan_Foundation , bookleafnumber:372 , bookcollection:carnegie_lib_pittsburgh , bookcollection:americana

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