Bobby Ogage posted:

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The "Goodbye" trolley is interesting.  Back in the late forties and early fifties many cities and towns couldn't get rid of their trolleys and interurbans fast enough and begin driving their cars on the new highways being built.  It's taken 50 years or more but this type of transportation is making a comeback. 

Happy New Year  folks. Couple of Shots from  the Brooklyn system , PCCs ran until 1956. McDonald Ave line, Coney Island Avenue and Church Avenue line ran to this date. New York City would have shut these down and replace with Buses earlier except as Rumor has it , the BMT financing for the 100 PCCs was that they had to be operated for no less than 20 years. 1956 was the 20th year. 

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This one is at loop on the Church avenue line.

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The Mcdonald Avenue carjust about to join with McDonald Avenue at the point where the IND connector to the Culver Line was opened in 1954. 

 

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I clearly remember riding the Peter Witt's to Coney Island's Steeplechase, the parachute jump, electric horses and spinning wooden tables, and the sound of their big trolley air pumps, growling motors, and hard uncomfortable wooden seas  and the PCC's on the Church Ave line flickering sparks from the trolley wire in the rain headed for the 39th street waterside loop.' Seems like yesterday. Wow. Does time go by.

It’s that time of year again to replace the calendar on the wall and there are many photos worth sharing from the 2017 Western Pennsylvania Trolley Calendar I just took down.  Here are 3 photos showing West Penn Railways trolleys including the captions.

Happy New Year, 

Bill

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And here’s a few more photos from the 2017 Western Pennsylvania Trolley Calendar.  These are PCC’s taken at different locations around Pittsburgh during the PAT era.

The 2018 edition of the Western Pennsylvania Trolley Calendar is on my wall now with more photos of trolleys around Pittsburgh, Johnstown and the West Penn Railways system.  The 2018 calendar is available from the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.   

Bill

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Bobby Ogage posted:

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Nice collction!  Does anyone have any more information on this intriguing little number?

Tomlinson Run Railroad

Go here for more info about the early Scranton Electric Railway cars:

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Scranton Electric Railway No. 4 Being Tested

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Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

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Brian-was that a mining trolley  ??  Trolleys were good-faster, cleaner, and convenient but the down side was they sure jammed the city streets during rush hours. nothing could move. I remember that was a big selling point for buses but they were no better.  I think i read in Pgh. there were crews that had to clean up 10-15 tons of horse manure every night !!  Talk about pollution.

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