Random Photos of Trolley Cars

Bobby Ogage posted:

I am going out on a limb here. It's my opinion that more Connecticut Company trolley cars have been saved and preserved than any other company's trolley cars. Why is this?

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193 and 775 are the same car. It was backdated to its original number and details while I was an active operator there. I've run the car in both configurations.

As for the question, it may be that the Shore Line Trolley Museum was one of the first streetcar museums, getting its start while streetcars were still running (albeit dwindling in number). The line was even connected to the functioning ConnCo network for a short while until service on the line leading into it was discontinued and pulled up.

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If memory serves me correctly, the Birney patents were assigned to a holding company (National Safety Car Co.??), and Birney's were built by many of the car builders of the time...Brill, American, St. Louis Car, and Cincinnati (not to be confused with their own 4-wheel lightweight) and maybe others.   So unless I'm mistaken, it's entirely possible for a car to be both a Brill...and a Birney...which I believe is the case with this one.  There's a lot more info on Birneys on the web, including a site devoted exclusively to them

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Thanks all for educating me about Conestoga Traction. Here are some more trolley cars.14fa1c146b321635b3e3c48ebf5edb69--trolley-calgary

I suspect that this sight seeing car was custom built by its traction company. Can anyone tell us its story?

Delancy Street terminal [3)

This is Delancy Street at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge in Downtown, New York City. Underneath Delancy Street there is another large trolley terminal that is being made into a park.4259390160_728f44d48c_b

Interurban car in Sodus, New York

Bridge Trolley In Quieensborough Plaza 1930

This is 601 in Queensboro Plaza on Long Island before she was painted orange & cream. 601 was the last trolley to run in New York City. Unfortunately it was left to rot at a museum.

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"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

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RailKing Pittsburgh PCC car.  I recall going to the big city in college and always thought these cars looked neat.  As a country boy, I found some of the strange angles intersections in downtown Pittsburgh to be a challenge to know when to cross the street.  One day I thought I was looking at the correct light and started across then realized I picked the wrong light as one of these cars came by.  It was a close call!   

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Bobby Ogage posted:

It looks like 601 is still in her attractive New Bedford paint scheme in that photo.  She lives on as her remaining parts are being used in the restoration of Scranton Transit #505, the last surviving electromobile.  

https://twitter.com/Trolley505

https://www.gofundme.com/new-d...scranton-trolley-505

http://www.ectma.org

Keystone posted:

Some Brill interiors

Brill Trolley 46-50II series interiorBrill Trolley 62-80 series interior

I knew what line that was from the instant I saw the photos - Lehigh Traction Co. (NOT Transit!).  One half of the car was outfitted with stationary benches so the coal miners wouldn't ruin the rattan walk overs on their way home from work.  One of those cars still exists, built into a cabin at an "undisclosed location."  Maybe someday.

Montclaire posted:
Keystone posted:

Some Brill interiors

Brill Trolley 46-50II series interiorBrill Trolley 62-80 series interior

I knew what line that was from the instant I saw the photos - Lehigh Traction Co. (NOT Transit!).  One half of the car was outfitted with stationary benches so the coal miners wouldn't ruin the rattan walk overs on their way home from work.  One of those cars still exists, built into a cabin at an "undisclosed location."  Maybe someday.

Good eye Montclaire.

You can have a steam train ...If you'd just lay down your tracks.

briansilvermustang posted:

Wow!  I had heard that there was a double ended traction rotary snow plow, but this is the first time I've seen a picture of it.

Years ago I tried to kitbash one in HO scale, using two Athearn rotary snowplow "blowers", and an express reefer for the body.  Lack of information killed off my enthusiasm for the project.

Stuart

 

The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of an on coming train!

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