Random Photos of Trolley Cars

Maybe Saratoga Springs

Guessing that this terminal is in Saratoga Springs, NY, & it's a Schenectady carNew York Railways Trolley #6000
.Somewhere in New York City

New York Railways Trolley

Another New York City CarNYC_Elektro_Engines_2_17

Oops! These electrics do not belong here!Oneonta, Cooperstown & Richfield Springs Railway [2)

Oneonta, Cooperstown & Richfield Springs Railway

Plattsburgh New York, Plattsburgh Traction Company

Plattsburgh New York, Plattsburgh Traction Company

Public Service Co-Ordinated Transport #2172, NJ

Public Service Co-Ordinated Transport #2172, NJ

Rochester, Charlotte & Manitou Beach Railway Trolley #10

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's rolling around the bend"

 

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Bobby Ogage posted:

International Railway Company Trolley #23 at Buffalo, New York on February 22, 1948

International Railway Company Trolley #23 at Buffalo, New York on February 22, 1948

I think Buffalo was the first city to use the Near-Side car design.  

Philadelphia was the biggest user, with 1,500 of them running by 1915: 

In later years, most of the Nearsides were converted to center exit: 

In addition to Buffalo and Philadelphia, Nearsides ran in Chicago and Atlantic City.

Mitch 

 

It's crackers to give a rozzer the dropsy in snide!

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

rr-booklet-covers-l1000Suburban Railway operated in Providence R.I & 675 & 690 were used on the BUTTERWOODS lineSuburban Railway operated in Providence R.I & 675 & 690 were used on the BUTTERWOODS line

Syracuse Street Railway TrolleySyracuse Street Railway Trolley

Troy & New England Railway #7

Troy & New England Railway #7

United Traction Company #820 @ Quail St Car BarnUnited Traction Company #820 @ Quail St Car Barn

United Traction Company 832 @ #5 Delaware StUnited Traction Company 832 @ #5 Delaware St

Waterford New York Bridge with United Traction Trolley #323Waterford New York Bridge with United Traction Trolley #323

Watervliet Turnpike and Railway #44, 1st Troy -Albany CarWatervliet Turnpike and Railway #44, 1st Troy -Albany Car

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's rolling around the bend"

 

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briansilvermustang posted:

                                       Mitch, where ARE you...

Odd trolley poles on that critter! 

Bobby Ogage posted:

M. Mitchel,

Please explain what a "nearside" trolley car is.

Sure!  Take a trolley like this:

Cars like this would board from the rear platform.  So, the procedure at an intersection would be for the car to cross, then stop with the rear platform at the corner (the 'far side' across the street).   

The Nearside car, on the other hand, is designed to load from the front:  

So, it would stop before the intersection and not block it while loading. 

Before the Nearsides were converted to center exit cars, entry and exit were done via the front doors, which made things a tad awkward...

Mitch

It's crackers to give a rozzer the dropsy in snide!

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

ITS Class D


A good deal of strategic planning is like a ritual rain dance.

It has no effect on the weather that follows, but those who engage in it think it does. 

Furthermore, much of the advice related to strategic planning is directed at improving the

dancing, not the weather.

 

 

Here is a sepia tone post card showing a trolley parked at the station which was located on the corner of Main and Harbor Streets in Conneaut, OH.  Not sure of the date of this post card but the station was built in 1911.  I have seen color tinted versions of this image. 

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Philadelphia & Wilmington


A good deal of strategic planning is like a ritual rain dance.

It has no effect on the weather that follows, but those who engage in it think it does. 

Furthermore, much of the advice related to strategic planning is directed at improving the

dancing, not the weather.

 

 

jim pastorius posted:

I see a "Flying Fraction" PCC car crossing the Smithfield st. bridge in Pgh. Rode that a few times !!

Hi Jim:

I believe that route 77/54 Northside-Carrick via Bloomfield was the original “Flying Fraction” made famous by KDKA radio personality Rege Cordic back in the 1950’s.  See the attached pdf file.  That route didn’t cross the Smithfield Street Bridge as it crossed the Mon on the 22nd Street Bridge on its way from Carrick to Oakland and then also crossed the Allegheny on the 16th Street Bridge on its way from Oakland to the North Side.  As a kid living in Carrick I rode that route many times to baseball games at Forbes Field and to go to the Carnegie Museum or other attractions in Oakland.  This route was discontinued in 1965. 

However, Bobby’s photo you are referring to above is a car on route 42/38 Mt. Lebanon/Beechview.  This route was a much “newer” route created by combining parts of the former 42 Dormont and 38 Mt. Lebanon routes.  This was one of the last surviving PAT streetcar routes and likely the only one that remained which had a fractional route number so I can see why it may have been considered a later version “Flying Fraction”.

Bill

Member, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

 

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briansilvermustang posted:

               381 Summer Street Somerville, Massachusetts

                                               Worcester Lunch Car Company #773, 1941

Actually modeled after a semi-streamliner rail car, not a trolley, but a great photo nonetheless! 

Tomlinson Run Railroad

briansilvermustang posted:

Those are really interesting cars, Brian.  It looks like the sides have at least seven entrances.  Sort of like an open air car but with partial sides.  I wonder whether the sides slid e to open and close? Does anyone have further information?

Tomlinson Run Railroad

Philadelphia & Wilmington


A good deal of strategic planning is like a ritual rain dance.

It has no effect on the weather that follows, but those who engage in it think it does. 

Furthermore, much of the advice related to strategic planning is directed at improving the

dancing, not the weather.

 

 

Philadelphia & Wilmington Conductors


A good deal of strategic planning is like a ritual rain dance.

It has no effect on the weather that follows, but those who engage in it think it does. 

Furthermore, much of the advice related to strategic planning is directed at improving the

dancing, not the weather.

 

 

Grand River RR #234


A good deal of strategic planning is like a ritual rain dance.

It has no effect on the weather that follows, but those who engage in it think it does. 

Furthermore, much of the advice related to strategic planning is directed at improving the

dancing, not the weather.

 

 

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