Born at the turn of the century out of the promise of rich mineral discoveries, one of the smallest street railways in the British Empire once operated in Nelson, British Columbia. Its streetcars carried passengers up one of the steepest grades of any Canadian system, grades which led to some spectacular accidents.
Streetcars in the Kootenays recounts the eventful history of the Nelson Electric Tramway Company. It is also the story of a few dedicated volunteers who began restoring the systems only surviving streetcar, which returned to operation along the Kootenay Lake in 1992.
Ch. 1: Before the Streetcars Came, pp. 3-12;
Ch. 2: Tramways and Proposed Tramways, pp. 13-18;
Ch. 3: The Nelson Electric Tramway Company, pp. 19-60;
Ch. 4: The Nelson Street Railway Co., 1909-1913, pp. 61-80;
Ch. 5: The Nelson Street Railway, 1913-1949, pp. 81-124;
Ch. 6: Preservation, 1980-1989, pp. 127-143;
Ch. 7: Streetcar Service Returns to the Kootenays, pp. 143-170;
Appendices, Bibliography, Index, pp. 171-196.
Sono Nis Press for Havelock House, softcover, 196 pages, 11 x 8.5 in., 115 photographs, drawings and maps.