GM began by funding a company called National City Lines (NCL), which by 1946 controlled streetcar operations in 80 American cities.
“Despite public opinion polls that showed 88 percent of the public favoring expansion of the rail lines after World War II, NCL systematically closed its streetcars down until, by 1955, only a few remained,” .... -- Larry West, About.com
photo from Hennepin County Library - Minnesota
Friday, August 8, 2008
GM Bought and Dismantled Streetcar Lines Nationwide
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