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You know, when a tomato grows out of your forehead, it gets you thinking. What do we know about anything? Life is just a big, wild, crazy tossed salad. But you don't eat it; no sir! You live it! Isn't it great? Isn't it great?

 

 

 

 

WftTrains posted:

Pittsburgh Railways 4300-series double-end “Jones low-floor” car.  This is the same type of car that I am operating in my avatar photo taken at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in 2014. Can anyone identify the location of this photo?  Hint: it's running on the 59 Homeville route.

Bill

 

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     I want to say that's It is coming off of Ravine St onto 8th Avenue. Now I want a slice of De Sallas pizza!

Greg Nagy posted:
WftTrains posted:

Pittsburgh Railways 4300-series double-end “Jones low-floor” car.  This is the same type of car that I am operating in my avatar photo taken at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in 2014. Can anyone identify the location of this photo?  Hint: it's running on the 59 Homeville route.

Bill

 

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     I want to say that's It is coming off of Ravine St onto 8th Avenue. Now I want a slice of De Sallas pizza!

Greg:

You got it – the Munhall Junction!  And DeSalla’s Pizza at the Junction was the best around.  It was the very first pizza I ever tasted.  But they probably weren’t there yet when this picture was taken.  The streetcars are long gone but DeSalla’s is still in business.  Can’t wait to eat a few slices on our trip “home” for the TCA Convention in June.

And attached is a photo of the restored model at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in “Little Washington”.

iPhone_photo_26Bill

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WftTrains posted:
Greg Nagy posted:
WftTrains posted:

Pittsburgh Railways 4300-series double-end “Jones low-floor” car.  This is the same type of car that I am operating in my avatar photo taken at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in 2014. Can anyone identify the location of this photo?  Hint: it's running on the 59 Homeville route.

Bill

 

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     I want to say that's It is coming off of Ravine St onto 8th Avenue. Now I want a slice of De Sallas pizza!

Greg:

You got it – the Munhall Junction!  And DeSalla’s Pizza at the Junction was the best around.  It was the very first pizza I ever tasted.  But they probably weren’t there yet when this picture was taken.  The streetcars are long gone but DeSalla’s is still in business.  Can’t wait to eat a few slices on our trip “home” for the TCA Convention in June.

And attached is a photo of the restored model at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in “Little Washington”.

iPhone_photo_26Bill

Respectfully disagree. If the system was still in operation in the 80s, I'd tell you to transfer to the 68 and get off at Latina's across from Kennywood, or take the 65 up to Lincoln Place for some Rocko's. But, then again, it's all good.

 

So two more from Brooklyn and Queens.

This one tales us to Bridge Plaza at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge. It looks like it could be evening rush hour judging by the 4 lanes of traffic open eastbound. and the number of trolleys in the plaza. A BMT standard train is on the approach.

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Ok so lets go to Queens at Queensboro Plaza. WE see a Steinway car on the way to the bridge to Manhattan. This was the last trolley line in Ndew York City, ending service in 1957. This photo was at least 10 years earlier. A lt of Rapid Transit action on the BMT side of the Elevated station. This complex is reduced in size today withoperations much simplifiedimg_75913.

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DSCN1914This is a good looking car, but unfortunately it is a terrible runner. It has a sliding pickup shoe that needs to be converted to a pair of rollers.  ETT-31313-Car-26-copy1

I do not anything about this interurban car, but the color scheme is fantastic. Who built this beauty, and where is it now?

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

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This is a good looking car, but unfortunately it is a terrible runner. It has a sliding pickup shoe that needs to be converted to a pair of rollers. 

Agreed.  I'll research the subject a bit and see what rollers might work well.

I do not anything about this interurban car, but the color scheme is fantastic. Who built this beauty, and where is it now?

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Interurban trolley No. 26, originally manufactured for the Sheboygan Light Power & Railway in 1908 and meticulously restored by East Troy Electric Railroad volunteers in 2005, will ride the rails this summer.

Mitch

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

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

The photo of Queens plaza depicts BMT Q cars on the structure.  They were running in joint operation with the IRT who ran Steinways and Worlds Fair cars which were compatable with the Steinways. The Q cars were  rebuilt for the Worlds  fair as well. They were originally open gate cars.  Some of them were subsequently transfered  to the IRT  3rd Ave el. Then  transferred back to the BMT and ended their career on the Myrtle Ave el. When they ran to the Worlds fair they were the fastest cars on the system. When they went to Mahattan the trucks and motors were changed to maximum traction  and they became the slowest cars n the system. Needless to say the had quite a history. It did not end then. One unit, 3 cars were rebuilt back in to gate cars and now reside in the Transit Museum along with a single closed car. Another closed single car resides in the Trolley Museum in Kingston New York.

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You know, when a tomato grows out of your forehead, it gets you thinking. What do we know about anything? Life is just a big, wild, crazy tossed salad. But you don't eat it; no sir! You live it! Isn't it great? Isn't it great?

 

 

 

 

I was born and raised in Melbourne and lived there for 24 years until I moved to the Wild west.

Trams have always been a part of Melbourne since the early 1900's the tram stuck into the dirt is just a arty memorial for trams, Melbourne people like those type of things I tried to find a photo of the sign which I thought I snapped but maybe I didn't.

Trams in Melbourne today are like mini trains they are getting bigger and bigger here is one of their latest. Roo.

Trams, Australia=Trolleys, America.

 

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Androscoggin and Kennebec Coal Motor 652


You know, when a tomato grows out of your forehead, it gets you thinking. What do we know about anything? Life is just a big, wild, crazy tossed salad. But you don't eat it; no sir! You live it! Isn't it great? Isn't it great?

 

 

 

 

IMG_0678#ROO. My commute ride, she's sleek and pretty. Light rail in Minnesota. Unfortunately, no out back, Roos, cattle or snakes .... I don't care for snakes

 

-miggy-  frank

"...be a kid.... 5 & 1/2 years old....... The more I know, the more I know how little I know.."

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Frank..

It's a great looking Tram...Errr, trolley.

I was born in a suburb where everyone in it were ordinary workers most never had  cars and never had any money, so trams and trains is what we travelled on for years. I loved every minute of it so public transport to me was an extension of my life.  This tram is in Bendigo, Victoria a large town north west of Melbourne I think it might be just a tourist tram nowadays we rode on it. The double crossover is Elizabeth Street, Melbourne it's spring loaded but can be switched by the driver by a lever they carry on the tram. Christmas is a big thing in Australia we still follow tradition for how long I don't know.

I like all the photos here even though I have never modelled traction......or trams! Roo. 

 

 

 

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From the 1992 book “Touring Pittsburgh by Trolley”, this photo shows Pittsburgh Railways PCC streetcar #1657 inbound on Route 48 Arlington on a short private right-of-way between two residential homes in 1961.  As the author, Harold A. Smith, states in the caption to this photo, “it was perhaps the ultimate in backyard railroading”.

Bill

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Mitch,

Thanks for identifying this great looking car as Interurban No. 26, originally manufactured for the Sheboygan Light Power & Railway in 1908 and meticulously restored by East Troy Electric Railroad volunteers in 2005.

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

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Conestoga Traction plow #310


You know, when a tomato grows out of your forehead, it gets you thinking. What do we know about anything? Life is just a big, wild, crazy tossed salad. But you don't eat it; no sir! You live it! Isn't it great? Isn't it great?

 

 

 

 

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