Portland, OR. Portland Traction Company. 06- 1940.
Pamphlet, 8 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches opening to 17 x 22 inches. Black and white photo illustrations, three color map. Two small splits at centrefold; good condition. Opens to "Trolley Map of Portland" with Streetcars, Trolley Coaches and motor couch lines marked in orange, green and red, with names of the routes in the map cartouche. The map is surrounded by black and white photo illustrations of locals such as Swan Island Airport, Portland Airport, Multnomah Stadium, Portland University KW, Portland Medical Center etc. The verso includes detailed information on the Portland Traction Company Routes, City of Portland Highlights and Portland Trolley Highlights. In this latter section, it is noted that "In January 1936 the Portland Traction Company was granted the franchise which made possible a $4,000,000 modernization program and gave Portland the 'world's finest trolley system.'" Item #36598