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Here are 2 photos of Pittsburgh Railways #3487, a Double Truck, Double End High Floor Car built by St. Louis Car Company in 1905.  This car has been preserved and is on display at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.  The first photo from the PTM website shows it in service on the #13 Emsworth Route around 1909.  The second photo shows it at the Museum as pictured on a postcard during the early years of the Museum. 

 

And now that we’re focusing on uniforms, note that the conductor and motorman’s jackets appear to button down the middle but with the left side on the outside.

 

Bill

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It was standing room only on this Pittsburgh Railways Street Car on a July afternoon in the early 1900’s at Kennywood Park.  Back in those days that was how most park visitors arrived at and returned home from the park.  Note the long dresses and suit on the man.  Back then this park had to compete with 13 other “trolley parks” in the Pittsburgh area for customers.  And among those 13 trolley parks, only Kennywood survived!

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Many years later than this photo I rode PCC streetcars to Kennywood when I was a kid.  I also rode a passenger train with my grandparent's to Idlewild Park in Ligonier as my grandfather worked for the Pennsy and had a pass.  BTW Idlewild also survives to this day but it was not a trolley park having been started by the Ligonier Valley Railroad, a short narrow gauge coal-hauling railroad.  Bill

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Trolley cars at or in route to parks.Type Five streetcar making its way up Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester away from Mattapan Square and towards Franklin ParkOn The Way Up Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester Towards Franklin Park

1955 SAN FRANCISCO @PLAYLAND AMUSEMENT PARK         1955 SAN FRANCISCO @ PLAYLAND AMUSEMENT PARK

Asheville and Craggy Mountain Railway. Trolley cars and on the line up Sunset Mountain to Overlook ParkAsheville & Craggy Mountain Railway Cars On Sunset Mountain In Route To Overlook Park

AT RIVERSIDE, Rhode Island 1910 Going TO CRESCENT PARK        AT RIVERSIDE, Rhode Island 1910 Going TO CRESCENT PARK

Glen Echo Park          Glen Echo Park
Idora ParkIdora Park TrolleyLakewood-Park-1910, Charlotte, NCLakewood-Park-1910, Charlotte, NC

Portland 506 was hauled up to Council Crest Park on Nov. 22, 1950 and it stayed there till vandals damaged it on Halloween night in 1972eybw506

Portland 506 was hauled up to Council Crest Park on Nov. 22, 1950 and it stayed there till vandals damaged it on Halloween night in 1972Trolley Cars @ Washington Park, Westville, NJ

Trolley Cars @ Washington Park, Westville, NJ

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  • Type Five streetcar making its way up Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester away from Mattapan Square and towards Franklin Park
  • 1955 SAN FRANCISCO @PLAYLAND AMUSEMENT PARK
  • Asheville and Craggy Mountain Railway. Trolley cars and on the line up Sunset Mountain to Overlook Park
  • AT RIVERSIDE, Rhode Island 1910 Going TO CRESCENT PARK
  • Glen Echo Park
  • Idora Park
  • Lakewood-Park-1910, Charlotte, NC
  • Portland 506 was hauled up to Council Crest Park on Nov. 22, 1950 and it stayed there till vandals damaged it on Halloween night in 1972eybw506
  • Trolley Cars @ Washington Park, Westville, NJ
Greg Nagy posted:

Between this thread and the diner car thread, if you are not following Brian Butko on Facebook and some of his groups, you are missing out on a lot of stuff. 

     I don't know how much trolley content will be in it, but his book on Luna Park in Pittsburgh is dropping now.

Greg,

Yes, Brian Butko has done a good job of picking up the torch from Randy Garbin, Richard Gutman, and others who photograph, record, and track diner buildings.  I avoid Facebook, but Mr. Garbin has a useful web blog.  Is there another O gauge diner car thread out there that I missed? We've had several here and I do hope to post some new information to my trolley-railcar-diner "the real story" post -- this weekend in fact, as it's been a while (too busy!).

Thanks for the heads up on the book release.

Tomlinson Run RR

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