Great Streetcar Strikes

The worst & bloodiest streetcar strikes may have been those in Winnipeg, Canada in 1906, 1909 and 1919. All of the photos below were taken of the strikes in Winnipeg except for the last photo which was taken in St. Johns

Winnipeg 1906

1906 Strike

Winnipeg Strike of 1906

1906 Strike

Winnipeg Strike 1909x

1909 Strike

Winnipeg

1906 Strike

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1919 StrikeMonument to Bloody Strike In Winnipeg

Monument to Winnipeg Streetcar Strikes

St Johns Canada Strike 1914

St. Johns 1914

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

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Phoenix, ArizonaAn interesting trolley car of Arizona. The car body is unusual. It appears to be a compilation of a closed car and a convertible with El car type end platforms.

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

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Bobby Ogage posted:

Trolley cars in Vermont.RRStationStateSt-1923Notice the black bands on the trees. Is that sticky stuff to prevent Gypsy Moth caterpillars from decimating the leaves?

The Burlington RR station postcard is amazing.  Thanks!

Re: the black bands, the height looks about right for gypsy moths.  Wikipedia says they were introduced in Massachusetts in 1868 and spread throughout the Northeast.  Ontario also had them. So, it very well could be.  Those look like hardwood trees, too.

Tomlinson Run Railroad

This post card of Cooper Square in New York City fascinates me. Cooper Square is at the junction of 3rd & 4th Avenues and E6th Street. It is the home of Cooper Union, one of the finest colleges in the USA.

The post card depicts Cooper Union (building with the flag), the 3rd Avenue El and trolley cars on 4th Avenue in 1917. On November 14, 1832 the world’s first streetcar line ran on the Bowery and 4th Avenue, between Prince and 14th Street. Street cars of the Third Avenue Railway ran underneath the El.

Notice the cobble stone roadways. Those stones lead to the installation of iron street car rails in the streets for a smoother ride than the carriages of the day could provide. Horse drawn street cars evolved to electric street cars, and the buried third rail between the tracks supplied safe hi-voltage electricity to run the street cars.

The post card is hand colored, and the color of the street cars may not be authentic.

 

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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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Great photos of Manhattan street railways, The historical perspective is most interesting as well. I might add that befor electric propulsion, Manhattan cars used a cable system. The cables were located in an underground conduit between the rails with the cabl grips on the cars extending through the opening in the conduit. . When electrification came of age, it was the choice to use the coduit for the trolley wire so to speak and equipping cars with electrical equipment and insulated contact shoes for power pickup. The system was preferred since it eliminated the need for street poles to support trolley wire used elsewhere. It thus became the standard approach in Manhattan. There was little of the conduit design in the outer boroughs , consisting only that which was associated with Manhattan car lines entering Brooklyn ie Manhattan Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge lines. Some Tars crs were equipped with these contact shoes as well as overhead poles . These cars were  on routes that crossed from Manhattan into the Bronx I believe. 

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David Johnston posted:
Bobby Ogage posted:

More trolley & interurban cars in California.Thunder Bay kb

I do not recognize any of these as California cars. Maybe somewhere else?

Given the business sign on one of the photos for what looks like McCartney's English china, my guess was Canada.  Wikipedia confirms that Port Arthur and Fort William are in Ontario.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_William,_Ontario

That explains the "baseball this afternoon" sign, too :-).

Go Blue Jays!

Tomlinson Run Railroad

TomlinsonRunRR posted:

And the double truck P.A.Y.E cars (whatever that stands for) may have been manufactured by the Cincinnati Car Company.  I found a web hit for that type of car being delivered to Georgia in 1922.  Can anyone else elaborate further?

Tomlinson Run Railroad

Pay As You Enter, meaning a one trolley man car where there was no conductor to collect the fare, only the trolley driver who you would have to pay as you boarded.  

Reduced labor cost, but also could a trolley’s progress along its route.

As an aside,  P.A.Y.E. is now commonly used to mean Pay As You Earn, a type of student loan.

Alan

Alan B posted:
TomlinsonRunRR posted:

And the double truck P.A.Y.E cars (whatever that stands for) may have been manufactured by the Cincinnati Car Company.  I found a web hit for that type of car being delivered to Georgia in 1922.  Can anyone else elaborate further?

Tomlinson Run Railroad

Pay As You Enter, meaning a one trolley man car where there was no conductor to collect the fare, only the trolley driver who you would have to pay as you boarded.  

Reduced labor cost, but also could a trolley’s progress along its route.

As an aside,  P.A.Y.E. is now commonly used to mean Pay As You Earn, a type of student loan.

Alan

Ah, thank-you for the explanation(s) of P.A.Y.E, Alan.  Given that meaning, scratch my musing about the Cincinnati Car Company.  I wouldn't imagine they had a monopoly on the manufacture of that type of car.

Thanks for the info.

TRRR 

TomlinsonRunRR posted:
Bobby Ogage posted:

Trolley cars in Vermont.RRStationStateSt-1923Notice the black bands on the trees. Is that sticky stuff to prevent Gypsy Moth caterpillars from decimating the leaves?

The Burlington RR station postcard is amazing.  Thanks!

Re: the black bands, the height looks about right for gypsy moths.  Wikipedia says they were introduced in Massachusetts in 1868 and spread throughout the Northeast.  Ontario also had them. So, it very well could be.  Those look like hardwood trees, too.

Tomlinson Run Railroad

I agree.  The black bands were meant to fight Gypsy moth infestation.  We had them here about forty years ago.  They're gone, but now we have Stink Bugs, Lantern Flies and who knows what else may be coming down the pike ?

Dan Padova

 

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