Despite his fatherís doubts about the practicality of electric street railways, in 1889 young Antoine Bidermann (A.B.) duPont supervised the electrification of the new Louisville Railway Company, an enterprise which had been created through the merger of the Central Passenger Street Railway and the competing City Railway Company. Louisville thus became one of the first cities in the United States to convert entirely to electric-powered cars, while many larger cities still depended on horses.






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