Hartford, CT. The Trolley Press. 1911.
Booklet, black and white photo illustrations and maps (50), two-color small folding map, 144pp, 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches, pictorial stiff card wrappers (softbound). Cover is splitting at spine but still attached, 1 inch tear to upper left edge of front cover, light wear to extremities, interior tight and clean. The inserted map sheet measures 13 x 8 1/2 inches. Opened completely it shows a map of "Trolley Trips through New England and Hudson River Valley." On the verso are four small black and white maps: Northeastern Massachusetts Showing Boston and Northern Street Railway Lines; Southeastern Massachusetts Showing Old Colony Street Railway Lines; Eastern Massachusetts; Boston (with Elevated, Subway, Tunnel and Surface Lines). The cover title continues: Also Train and Steamer / Official / Illustrated / How and Where to Go-What to See. The book consists of 88 routes described, where to get the transportation, places to see along the way etc, illustrated with small black and white photos and maps, plus advertisements of businesses along the routes. Essential information for recreational or business transportation before the age of the motor car. Lots of wonderful detail, for instance, in the section New York to Boston and Portland, there is a listing of Trolley Distance, Fare and Time. Item #44304