. Electric railway gazette . -new ideas and following newlines of activity. It is interest-ing to note, however, that manyof those prominent in the coun-cils of the Association in the olddays are still at the head ofaffairs in the street railway world to-day. It speaks well for the capability of streetrailway men that they have in so many cases been ableto adjust themselves to the new order of things, andhave successfully assumed duties in connection with com-plex mechanically operated transportation systems, forwhich their previous experience in charge of the com-paratively simple horse railw

. Electric railway gazette . -new ideas and following newlines of activity. It is interest-ing to note, however, that manyof those prominent in the coun-cils of the Association in the olddays are still at the head ofaffairs in the street railway world to-day. It speaks well for the capability of streetrailway men that they have in so many cases been ableto adjust themselves to the new order of things, andhave successfully assumed duties in connection with com-plex mechanically operated transportation systems, forwhich their previous experience in charge of the com-paratively simple horse railw Stock Photo
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. Electric railway gazette . -new ideas and following newlines of activity. It is interest-ing to note, however, that manyof those prominent in the coun-cils of the Association in the olddays are still at the head ofaffairs in the street railway world to-day. It speaks well for the capability of streetrailway men that they have in so many cases been ableto adjust themselves to the new order of things, andhave successfully assumed duties in connection with com-plex mechanically operated transportation systems, forwhich their previous experience in charge of the com-paratively simple horse railway properties could scarcelyhave qualified them. From the time it was formed the Association hasserved a most useful purpose, and during the last fewyears of its history it has conferred the greatest benefitupon its membership. The days of transformation inthe street railway field were to a very large extent dajspf experiment, The necessity for obtaining the results. JOEL HURT, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN STREETRAILWAY ASSOCIATION. attending the use of various kinds of apparatus and forsecuring accurate knowledge regarding methods ofoperation was keenly felt. The conventions weregreatly instrumental in meeting the demand for informa-tion. They afforded opportunities for the interchangeof experiences, furnished, through papers read at themeetings, practical information obtainable only withthe greatest difficulty through other channels, and ofthe utmost value to those engaged in the operation ofelectric roads. Each year the usefulness of the Associa-tion has become more apparent, and an increasingsignificance attaches to its meetings which have becomethe most important events in the street railway calendar.The problems have not all been solved, and a vast dealof important work still remains to be done. New plansfor increasing the activity of the Association in certaindirections are now under con-sideration, which, it is believed,will make it of even g

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