Cleveland Electric Car
A Cleveland man with a passion for trains has long wondered about an electric street car in his city’s transit museum.
He is curious to learn what happened to the city’s once extensive and highly praised electric trolley car network.
Streetcars were once the most popular form of urban transportation in the country, by World War I, most cities of more than 10,000 people had an electric railway system. But by the 1950s, this form of transportation had all but disappeared.
History Detectives hits the road to Washington, D.C. and Cleveland to track the evolution of urban mass transit systems and investigate the fate of downtown areas and the rise of suburban sprawl.
- Also with Wes Cowan Valley Forge Map Did George Washington use this map during the American Revolution?
- Also with Wes Cowan Jim Thorpe Ticket Is this ticket evidence of a chapter of Thorpe's career forgotten by history: as a professional basketball player?
- Related Investigation Black Tom Shell Is this shell from a devastating act of foreign sabotage on American soil?
- Also in Season 4 Calf Creek Arrow Is this arrow found in a bison skull just another hoax or an incredible archeological discovery?
- Related Investigation Airstream Caravan Was this mobile home part of a modern-day wagon train halfway across the world?
- Also with Wes Cowan U.S.S Olympia Glass Could this farmhouse door have sailed into battle in one of the country's greatest naval victories?
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