Traction in the Pan Handle: Wheeling Transit in the Curved-Side Era


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From our friends at Seashore Trolley Museum comes this great new softcover celebrating the heritage and history of one of the Museum’s stars, Wheeling Traction Company curved-side streetcar No. 639, and the region it once served. Over 30 years in the making, this book covers the history of transit operations in greater Wheeling, West Virginia, from horse cars to curved-sides to buses, as well as the restoration process of No. 639 at the Museum. In addition to the text, this book features lots of great black & white photos, largely from former Museum member and No. 639 advocate Bill Gwinn. A must-have book on a transit operation not often featured in print!

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Book Author

Frederick J. Maloney, James D. Schantz


Seashore Trolley Museum




90 pages