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The Interurban Era Hardcover – January, 2000

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company (January 2000)
  • ISBN-10: 0890240035
  • ISBN-13: 978-0890240038
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,296,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tintin1689 on June 28, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book sets the gold standard for railway books. The illustrations are profuse, excellently re-produced and well chosen. The text is well written with content full enough for the seriously interested and clear enough for the more general reader.There is a very helpful "naming of parts" section at the back with clear line drawings that lets you get to grips with the jargon of trolleys.

The book also achieves the difficult task of covering the whole of the US, Canada and Cuba comprehensively without skimping on anything important.The book gives you the confidence to read further on interurbans. Not only a joy and an education, but a source book of information to inspire further reading (and viewing - there are some interesting interurban DVD's out there)

A book to take your time over reading and savour.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charles Voogd on February 8, 2006
This book gives much information and is yet not so very detailed to get boring.

There're great pictures in it, all in B&W, and great stories.

The writer Middleton is very good in writing fascinating little stories about records or which Interurban was the fastest, the largest or most luxurious.

It's an older book but perfectly readible.

On the last pages are great references: an index of all Interurbans, exemplary details on equipment and rolling stock.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Constance Martin on January 1, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I purchased the book as a Christmas gift for my son. The only reason I did not give the book 5 stars is that it had a very musty smell when it arrived (which fortunately dissipated a lot by Christmas) and the dust jacket was more beat up than I expected. My son says I am being overly fussy, that he has no complaints about the book's condition and is enjoying reading it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By railfan on March 15, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Middleton's book is a good overall review of the Golden Age of electric transit. With lots of excellent pictures and accompanying texts, he shows what the interurbans were all about, and the sorrowful loss of a fast, clean form of transportation. To a railfan such as I am, it is an excellent book.
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By N. V. Anden on November 30, 2012
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This tribute to a bygone era was published half a century ago and holds up very well even if the printing is starting to fade. Interesting narrative enhances photographs of an America, chiefly midwest, that was emerging into the modern era. For example, Middleton describes how Interurban and Trolley Companies would build amusement parks on ther routes so that the public would have a reason to ride their cars on weekends and holidays. If you have the time it will transport you back.
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