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The Peter Witt streetcars of Cleveland

Jim Toman

The Peter Witt streetcars of Cleveland

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Published by Cleveland Landmarks Press in Cleveland, Ohio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Peter Witt Car (Streetcar),
  • Cars,
  • Street-railroads,
  • Electric railroads

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames A. Toman, James R. Spangler
    ContributionsSpangler, James R.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTF725.C64 T66 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination56 p. :
    Number of Pages56
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25214239M
    ISBN 100936760311
    ISBN 109780936760315
    LC Control Number2011913514
    OCLC/WorldCa758855610


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He has authored or co-authored 18 books on various Cleveland topics, particularly those relating to the downtown district and to public transportation.

An inveterate collector of Cleveland streetcar photographs, he has also photographed most of the streetcar, light rail, and subways systems in North America.5/5(2). Witt’s design, to which his name became permanently attached, was widely copied in systems across the United States and abroad as well.

Through text and photographs, this book details the seven different series of Peter Witt streetcars that operated in their home city of Cleveland. The Peter Witt Streetcars of Cleveland book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

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Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. The book focuses on the era offrom the time that Cleveland Railway Company took over operation of the consolidated streetcar lines to the day that the last streetcar rumbled over the city's streets.

Cleveland's trailer trains, articulated cars, and its Peter Witt car model were widely admired by the nation, and the streetcar reigned 5/5(4). The Peter Witt streetcars of Cleveland. [Jim Toman; James R Spangler] Home.

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Not surprising since Peter Witt was a Cleveland Transit Commissioner. His non-transit claim to fame was inventing the paper clip.

Cleveland's center-entrance cars were sort of a test run for the Peter Witt traffic flow concept, and the relatively poor performance of their design led to moving the entrance to the front for later models. The book focuses on the era of –, from the time that Cleveland Railway Company took over operation of the consolidated streetcar lines to the day that the last streetcar rumbled over the city's streets.

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Toman, James R. Spangler. Cleveland Landmarks Press, Inc, First. Paperback. Good. Buy The Peter Witt Streetcars of Cleveland by James A. Toman () by (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 2. Cleveland’s trailer trains, articulated cars, and its Peter Witt car model were widely admired by the nation, and the streetcar reigned supreme through the end of World War II.

Inthe Cleveland Transit System (CTS) took over the streetcar lines, and eager to “modernize” its fleet, it decided to replace the streetcars with buses. Cleveland and Its Streetcars takes the reader back to when railway cars dominated the local street scene.

The book focuses on the era offrom the time that Cleveland Railway Company took over operation of the consolidated streetcar lines to the day that the last streetcar rumbled over the city's streets.

Cleveland's trailer trains, articulated cars, and its Peter Witt car model were. Peter Witt (Toronto streetcar) The Toronto Transit Commission version of the Peter Witt streetcar was designed by the Cleveland Street Railway in the United States and built under license by Canada Car and Foundry of Montreal.

A small number were also built by the Built at: Montreal, Quebec (CC&F), Ottawa, Ontario. So far, this thread has lacked a good photo of one of the single-end Peter Witt Brooklyn streetcars, and All had turnstyles at the front end, as did the PCCs oriiginally.

(Also double-end made single-end for normal operation, andend-door convertables made single-end and one-man). After the Peter Witt car removed from service, they were stripped for useable parts and the remainder sold for junk metal.

Sources: – Peter Witt streetcars arriving at the York Street station in December Toronto Archives, S, item Left-hand photo shows the front of car number Witt’s design, to which his name became permanently attached, was widely copied in systems across the United States and abroad as well.

Through text and photographs, this book details the seven different series of Peter Witt streetcars that operated in their home city of Cleveland. more info. Today, we’re taking a look at the Peter Witt trolley from Williams by Bachmann. The car was a popular and proven design that has not previously been represented in O gauge.

The conception for the design of the real car is attributed to Peter Witt, a commissioner of the Cleveland. Email this Article Peter Witt streetcar.

The Peter Witt Streetcars of Cleveland: ISBN () Softcover, Cleveland Landmarks Press, Inc., Vintage Cleveland II: More Photographs of Yesteryear. Between April and earlythe TTC turned to the Canadian Car and Foundry of Montreal to provide new cars for its service needs.

The design, originated by a commissioner of the Cleveland Street Railway, Peter Witt (hence the name), offered a front entrance, centre exit, “Pay as You Enter” car for 2 man operation inside a steel body.

TrainWorld® McDonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY Phone: Email: [email protected]   The Peter Witt streetcar was introduced by Cleveland Railway commissioner Peter Witt () who led the transit agency from and who designed a model of streetcar known by his name, and used in many North American cities, most notably in Toronto and Cleveland.

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In addition to the fleets it acquired from the TRC, in its earliest years of service, the TTC used two models of Peter Witt streetcars to service the city’s busiest streetcar routes.

Seating consisted of two parallel benches spanning the length of the. The "Peter Witt streetcar" which is a tram introduced in Milan, Italy instill in service.

View On Black More info from wikipedia: Peter Witt was a Cleveland Railway commissioner, who designed a model of streetcar, which is known by his name, and was used in many North American cities, most notably in Toronto and : 2K.

" While serving as Cleveland's Street Railway Commissioner, Peter Witt designed an all-steel, single-operator streetcar that distinguished itself from others of the era by its use of the center door as an exit only.

Passengers could pay the waiting motorman as they boarded at the front and exited at the center of the car, an arrangement which. The Cleveland Railway Company was the public transit operator in Cleveland, Ohio, from to The company began operations with assets of the former Forest City Railway, which operated from to The company owned a fleet of PCC streetcars.

Though National City Lines never owned the system in Cleveland, General Motors did negotiate the sale of buses to the city, resulting in the.

WITT, PETER (24 July Oct. ), politician and transit expert, was born in Cleveland to Christian and Anna Witt. He attended school through the 5th grade and then worked in a basket factory. He later worked as an iron molder and foundryman. Rebellious and outspoken, Witt took part in union activities and was blacklisted in James A.

Toman is the author of Vintage Cleveland II ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 1 review, published ), A Euclid Beach Park Album ( avg rating, /5. History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion by McCollum, "Buck Private"; Sketches by Sly, Franklin and Reamer, Toman R.

and a great selection of related books, art Missing: Peter Witt. O Los Angeles Railway Peter Witt Street Car. While serving as Cleveland's Street Railway Commissioner, Peter Witt designed an all-steel, single-operator streetcar that distinguished itself from others of the era by its use of the center door as an exit : Williams by Bachmann™.

James R. Spangler is the author of Cleveland and It's Streetcars ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), A Shaker Rapid Album ( avg r /5(2).

Like most large cities in the United States, there existed a large network of streetcars in Cleveland in the first half of the 20th Century. The streetcar lines in Cleveland, Ohio were operated by the Cleveland Railway, which was formed in with the merger of two Cleveland Railway converted a few streetcar lines in the s, but the onset of World War II stopped any further Missing: Peter Witt.The Peter Witt streetcars, the first all-steel streetcars in Toronto, came in two versions: Large and small.

The large Witts were 51 feet 10 inches ( m) long and had 60 seats; the small Witts, 47 feet (14 m) long and 55 seats.Peter Witt cars were also built in Italy and used in several Italian cities, including Milan, where out of originally built Ventotto (‘twenty-eight’) vehicles (introduced in ) are still in use up to this day.

Additionally eleven ex-Milan cars can be seen today on the streets of San Francisco, where they operate on the F Market & Wharves streetcar line.