All aboard for a presentation on trolleys

COURTESY BLACKSTONE VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Sunday, author Scott Molloy will discuss the history of streetcars in Rhode Island.
Posted 2/26/13
Event Date
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Event Location
North Gate Toll House
1873 Old Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln
Additional Info
This event is free
and open to the
public. For more
information, call
(401) 725-2847 or
visit the website.
Sunday, March 3, 2
p.m.

Sunday, University of Rhode Island professor Scott Molloy will give a presentation on his new book, “Trolley Wars – Streetcar Workers on the Line.” The book traces the social dynamics of the first mass-transportation systems as they developed in Rhode Island in Gilded Age America. Molloy focuses on the laborers who operated the transit system, the changing ownership of the streetcar lines and the bond that grew between trolley crews and passengers. Molloy is the founder of the Rhode Island Labor History Society and a former RIPTA bus driver and labor official.

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