Union Traction and the
Philadelphia Rapid Transit system
Page entitled : Competitors and consolidation into
Union Traction Company
Content of this page is about :
About the competitors of the Philadelphia Traction promoters and how they
merged the People's Passenger line with Electric Traction to form Union
Traction in 1895.
Green & Coates Street
line. In 1882 the People’s came under control of Charles Jefferson Harrah,
who had made his fortune building ships, railroads, telegraph lines and
street railways in Brazil, before returning to Philadelphia, from where he
was president of the People’s Passenger Railway for two years, until the
company came under control of the group controlling the Lombard & South
Street line and he was replaced by Howard Augustin Stevenson. ...