Random Photos of Trolley Cars

Thanks, Mitch!

My grandparents met at the Willow Grove fairgrounds at the end of that trolley line, then married in 1938.   I guess you could say that's the reason I exist.

Does anyone have photos of the trolleys running at that time, or of the fairgrounds themselves?

David

 

David98 posted:

Thanks, Mitch!

My grandparents met at the Willow Grove fairgrounds at the end of that trolley line, then married in 1938.   I guess you could say that's the reason I exist.

Does anyone have photos of the trolleys running at that time, or of the fairgrounds themselves?

David

 

All I could locate with a quick search. Right place?

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David98 posted:

Thanks, Mitch!

My grandparents met at the Willow Grove fairgrounds at the end of that trolley line, then married in 1938.   I guess you could say that's the reason I exist.

Does anyone have photos of the trolleys running at that time, or of the fairgrounds themselves?

 

Here's color movies from 1942:

Here's a promo movie for the park, circa 1956:

And Part 1 of a history of Willow Grove Park:  

Mitch 

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    The Trieste–Opicina tram is an unusual hybrid tramway and funicular railway in the city of Trieste, Italy.

   https://youtu.be/bM80S7JNqAw

 

 

          Arrival at Opicina, passing loop, descending the funicular section and run from bottom of incline to Trieste terminus          https://youtu.be/ZvkVlb3zovs

        

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Greenpoint Brooklyn. My guess is the time is sometime in very late 1949 or early 1950. That is because if you look closely, the trolley wires over Manhattan Avenue are double-strung, indicating they are ready to run the electric trolleybuses.soon and that happened around December 1949 and the movie showing at the RKO, "Montana" with Erroll Flynn, was released in January 1950. Photographer unknown.

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Greenpoint Brooklyn 2More from Greenpoint Brooklyn. The Nassau Theater that was on the south side of Nassau Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and Leonard Street. This photo is from 1928. Note that the GG subway line had not yet been built so there is no subway entrance on the corner of Nassau and Manhattan. I believe the trolley shown was a shuttle that went along Nassau Avenue from Manhattan Avenue down to Gardner Avenue.

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Big Chet posted:

Horse cars that plied the Crosstown route from Long Island City through Greenpoint to Erie Basin BrooklynGreenpoint Brooklyn Crosstown 3, still there with busses

I've been really taken with the series of horse-drawn photos that Big Chet posted yesterday. How amazing to have this preserved example. And one relevant to you and your hometown.

But, it looks like the designers weren't quite sure what the design should look like this early on in the transportation story.  They got the function parts down but I'm not so sure about the form.

Then again, it looks perfect for the era, and I can easily imagine a toy version in cast iron or tinplate.  Or, this car shape evolving into an electified Toonerville Trolley style down the line (pun intended). :-)

But what has really held my attention and interest is the use of stained glass in the transom.  First, this feature is usually used for ventilation -- and if that was true that use is true here as well, I can't tell from the photos.  Second, is the use of the etched stained glass itself.  In my Diners, Trolleys, Railcars the real story thread I show two clear glass etched windows from a 1920s diner (the old ones were horse-drawn) and mentioned ruby-colored etched glass windows in a museum.   I then asked whether anyone had etched stained glass RR/trolley examples to post.*

The photo above is the first I've seen and the use on the colorful transom, especially interesting.  Obviously, stained glass makes more sense there than as the actual windows in the passenger compartment, but it still seems unusual.  Can any of you expand on this feature/example?

Thanks for posting,

Tomlinson Run Railroad

*Sorry, I'm on my iPad and it's too early in the AM to dig up the link. 

Ottawa_Marc posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

 

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Thanks for posting that Brian, pretty cool. What was the cart used for in front/behind the trolley, passengers as well?

I scratch built my lego trolley with what I had, and the center lights up.

 

                     pretty cool Marc, ran across a couple more ...

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At the corner of High and Gay Strs in West Chester, PA


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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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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