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   Union Traction and the Philadelphia Rapid Transit system

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Of P.A.B. Widener's great opportunity in 1873, W.L. Elkins retirement from the oil business and their founding with W.H. Kemble of the Continental Passenger Railway

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with William H. Kemble, who had likewise used the influence of his political office (State Treasurer of Pennsylvania), when he co-founded the Union Passenger Railway Company in 1868, and William L. Elkins, his longtime friend, whose oil and gas interests had already earned him a sizeable fortune, Widener set up the Continental Passenger Railway Co in 1873. They also admitted Charles T. Yerkes   ...

 

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