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English: Caption: First electric funeral car — Eire, Pa. Electric Motor Company

Identifier: streetrailwayrev01amer (find matches)
Title: The street railway review
Year: 1891 (1890s)
Authors: American Street Railway Association Street Railway Accountants' Association of America American Railway, Mechanical, and Electrical Association
Subjects: Street-railroads
Publisher: Chicago : Street Railway Review Pub. Co
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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s thefuneral train could not stand any great length of time toblock the street; neither would it do to keep the familyand corpse waiting on a corner for the car. This is themost objectionable feature of the whole matter. In this 680 acres inclosed, and the grounds most used at thepresent time are about i ^ miles from the gate. Allthat need be said about this is, how would you like ityourself, say in a driving rain or snow storm. (Pleasant weather would be no inducement to us tolocate permanently.—Ed.) The parade and exposure of a street car funeral wouldbe opposed to the good taste and feelings of most people.Such publicity would be shocking to the feelings ofrefined persons. As to delays on street railways, managers could inmost cases handle their cars on time. The undertakerwould not be called on to handle the cars. There wouldbe no more publicity to the occupants of an elegantlyfinished, curtained car than in a carriage, and a great(lf;il more comfort, especiallv in cold weather.
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11K.->I KLt.i_li;lC tLNl-KAL CAR — ERIE city it is not the custom for other than relatives and veryimmediate friends to accompany the remains to the cem-etery, hence the expense for carriage hire .is not great.As to the funeral car it should be an exclusive one of asingle compartment, as many of the causes of deathwould be such that the Board of Health would not per-mit bearers or passengers to be carried in the same con-vevanco. One hearse car and two passenger cars wouldordinarily furnish ample accommodations. Where thetracks reach the cemetery entrance the saving in timewould be considerable. The undertakers protit wouldnot be affected by the use of cars instead of carriages.Mr. Wiltsee sums up the w-hole question as follows: Now in this matter much depends upon the size ofthe cemetery. Spring Grove, our largest cemetery has I-A., 1 111 FRIC MOTOR COMPANY. In Chicago, the cemetery companies have a hearse onthe grounds to meet trains. BOSTON. B. F. Smith, undertaker at 251 Trem

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Date before 15 October 1891
date QS:P,+1891-10-15T00:00:00Z/7,P1326,+1891-10-15T00:00:00Z/11
Source (anon.): “Street railways funeral cars : Chapter III” The Street Railway Review 1:10 (1891.10.15): p.447
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