From the horse-drawn omnibus, horse cars, and cable tramways to the rumbling buses of today, this volume explores the history of getting about in Rhode Island from the Civil War to the creation of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority. Full of tales of life on the road, All Aboard is a visual tour of one of the most important industries of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From horsepower to streetcar parks and a railroad strike that brought out the state militia, the state’s transportation history is brought to life here through a collection of vintage images.
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