By now you all know the story of my great-grand uncle Horace, a Street Railway Motorman. I wrote about him in the blog post "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!" and also in my family history blog post "The Day Horace got Stoned". Horace got hit in the head with a brick 113 years ago during the Street Railway Strike of February 6th, 1903.
Today we are going to pay homage to the Streetcar Workers.
My grandparents didn't have a car. They lived in Verdun (now par of Montreal) and both of them took the Street Railway to work. I remember the tracks and power lines in Montreal that took the streetcars all over the city. Even after there were only buses my Granny still called them streetcars.
Perhaps you will discover your ancestor mentioned in one or more of these publications.
The only official souvenir history of the street railway employees strike of San Francisco, April 19 to 26, 1902
The Motorman and Conductor: Official journal of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America,1908-1928
Agreement and schedule of wages between B.C. Electric Railway Company Ltd., Western Canada Power Co. Ltd., B.C. Telephone Co. Ltd.,and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – 1916
Souvenir and official programme : fourteenth annual convention of the American Street Railway Association held in Montreal, Oct 1895
Brighton Tramway Corporation
Street Railway Review, Chicago (talks of Street Railways in other countries)