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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (July 17, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738545260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738545264
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #649,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In Lost Troll eys of Qu een s an d Long Isl an d, Stephen L. Meyers gives t hese lines--more than 20 of them--new life. With exceptional images and fascinating detail about things like the tiny storage battery cars and the trolleys that met all the trains, he traces the streetcar era from the late 1800s to the mid-1930s. The author of Manhattan's Lost Streetcars, he is a longtime member of the Electric Railroaders' Association in New York and other rail groups.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard E. Kampa on August 24, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a fascinating companion book to the previous Arcadia book by Stephen L. Meyers, which covered the long gone streetcars of Manhattan. This new publication covers the trolley lines of New York's borough of Queens which were gone by 1939, as well as the obscure traction properties on Long Island that disappeared during the 1920s. Like other Arcadia books, it is primarily a photo book with sufficient text to accompany the photos and provide historical information. Although some Queens trolley lines were operated into the 1950's by the New York City Transit System, the private companies, such as the New York & Queens County and the Steinway lines, met their demise during the depression years of the 1930s. It is these properties, along with the aforementioned Long Island operations, that Mr. Meyers concentrates on in his book. The photographs are top quality and beautifully reproduced and the well organized text fully complements the many photos.I highly recommend this book to those interested in a fascinating look at these interesting trolley lines. There are few people around these days who remember them and Lost Trolleys of Queens and Long Island will provide an excellent time travel experience into the past.
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Unlike it's Brooklyn counterpart "Brooklyn Streetcars (Images of Rail: New York)," written by the staff of the Branford Electric Railway Association, this book doesn't rely as heavily on images an maps, although it certainly has it's share of them. Like that book, unfortunately, it lacks the ability to zoom in on those images, which is something you need when reading with Kindle and it's variants. I already bought a soft copy version of the book before I bought it on Kindle Fire, and I think I'm going to keep it along with my kindle version, if you don't mind.
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By Dr. John Rodgers on September 8, 2013
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The concept of a pollution-free transportation system uniting the boroughs has always appealed to me. This book showed projects that were never allowed to grow into fruition
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard Boyle on January 6, 2009
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This little book is filled with good information about the trolley systems that were on Long Island as the 19th century turned into the 20th century
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