Random Photos of Trolley Cars

Some trolley & interurban cars of California.

California Red Car Train

California Red Car Train

Key System 271

The gentleman with his back to the photographer is Harre Demoro.  Harre was a noted author, historian, and newspaper reporter.  He was an excellent writer who's histories are so enjoyable to read.

Key SystemLos Angeles Railway Streetcar

Los Angeles Railway

Napa Valley Interurban

Napa Valley Interurban

Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railroad

Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railroad

Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway car #63

Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway car #63

San Diego

San Diego

Vintage Los Angeles Railway Streetcars [11)

Los Angeles Railway

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

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In your second photo, a picture of Key System 271 at the Western Railway Msueum, the gentleman in the photo with his back to the photographer is Harre Demoro.  Harre was a noted author, historian, and newspaper reporter.  He was an excellent writer who's histories were so enjoyable to read. Harre was a good friend who died way too young.  

More trolley cars from California.

East Bay Transit, Oakland n

East Bay Transit, Oakland

East Bay Transit, Oakland nn

East Bay Transit, Oakland

East Bay Transit, Oakland

East Bay Transit, Oakland

Fresno Heritage Operation n

Fresno Heritage Operation

Fresno Heritage Operation nn

Fresno Heritage Operation

Fresno Heritage Operation

Fresno Heritage Operation

Fresno Traction

Fresno Traction

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

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David Johnston posted:

In your second photo, a picture of Key System 271 at the Western Railway Msueum, the gentleman in the photo with his back to the photographer is Harre Demoro.  Harre was a noted author, historian, and newspaper reporter.  He was an excellent writer who's histories were so enjoyable to read. Harre was a good friend who died way too young.  

Thanks for the information David. I updated the photo to make note of Harre Demoro.

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 


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.

 

 

Trolley car mishaps.

Boston Trolley Crushes Car 1932

Boston Trolley Crushes Car 1932Boston Trolley Goes Off Open Draw Bridge 1916

Boston Trolley Goes Off Open Draw Bridge 1916

Boston Trolley Pins Car 1935

Boston Trolley Pins Car 1935

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SEPTA 2014

Trolley & Coal Truck 1910

Trolley & Coal Truck 1910

Trolley & Train In Boca Raton, Florida 1942

Trolley & Train In Boca Raton, Florida 1942

Trolley Jumps Track & Clogs Central Vermont Railroad 1927

Trolley Jumps Track & Clogs Central Vermont Railroad 1927

Trolley Jumps Track Into Desplaines River Near Chicago 1926

Trolley Jumps Track Into Desplaines River Near Chicago 1926

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

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This post is for the Long Islanders and other New Yorkers who lurk here. It features the New York & North Shore Traction Company. This company ran interurban type cars along Northern Boulevard from Flushing with branches to Whitestone, Port Washington, Mineola and Hicksville, circa 1902 to 1920.

The cars were built by Stephenson and Kuhlman. I am in the process of modifying an MTH Brill to mimic these cars. What I know about the New York & North Shore Traction Company is principally from from Vincent F. Seyfried's book (below). Mr. Seyfried was my high school English teacher. If anyone has more information about the New York & North Shore, please reply to this post.

Cover of NY & North Shore Traction by Seyfreid

NY&NST No 10 57kbNY&NST No 12 174kb

Cars 10 & 12 Ran On The Port Washington to Mineola BranchesNY&NST 32 334KB

Kuhlman's Photo of Car 32

NY&NST No 4 @ Roslyn Clock Tower [2)

NY&NST Car 4 at the Clock Tower in Roslyn. Car 4 is headed south to Mineola

NY&NST No 4 232 kbNY&NST No 8 Flower Hill Ave, Pt Washington

NY&NST No 8 Flower Hill Ave, Pt Washington

NY&LIT No 26 @ Main St, Mineola

NY&NST Car 26 @ Main St, Mineola

NY & North Shore Traction No 22 Interior 81kb

Typical Interior of NY&NST Cars - This Is Car 22

NY&NST 26 193kb

NY&NST Car 26 That Ran Along Northern Blvd Flushing to Bayside

NY&NST Car @ Hicksville 1916

NY&NST Car at Hicksville in 1916

NY&NST Car @ Roslyn LIRR Station 1910 [1)

NY&NST Car At The Roslyn LIRR Station In 1910

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

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Trolley cars of Massachusetts.

10-bench open was sold to the EH&A by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company in 1907

This 10-bench open was sold to the EH&A by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company in 1907

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20161021-145349-20160425__p_eag-l-trolleys2jpgAmesbury carhouse on Clinton Street in 1900

Amesbury carhouse on Clinton Street in 1900

Trolley stuck in snow, Uphams Corner, Dorchester. 1930

Uphams Corner, Dorchester. 1930

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Trolley car hitchhiker in Boston

 

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 car mishaps.

Boston Trolley Crushes Car 1932

Boston Trolley Crushes Car 1932Boston Trolley Goes Off Open Draw Bridge 1916

Boston Trolley Goes Off Open Draw Bridge 1916

Boston Trolley Pins Car 1935

Boston Trolley Pins Car 1935

SEPTA 2014 aSEPTA 2014 b

SEPTA 2014

Trolley & Coal Truck 1910

Trolley & Coal Truck 1910

Trolley & Train In Boca Raton, Florida 1942

Trolley & Train In Boca Raton, Florida 1942

Trolley Jumps Track & Clogs Central Vermont Railroad 1927

Trolley Jumps Track & Clogs Central Vermont Railroad 1927

Trolley Jumps Track Into Desplaines River Near Chicago 1926

Trolley Jumps Track Into Desplaines River Near Chicago 1926

I request more details about the the train/trolley accident shown in the above photo marked Boca Raton, Florida 1942. I’ve been in South Florida for over 72 years, and this is the first I have ever heard of trolleys in Boca Raton, plus the locomotive looks like it’s lettered for C&NW.

Bill in FtL

Bill,

Out of curiosity, I located this super depressing list of C&NW train wrecks:

http://www.cnwhs.org/articles/1361642286.pdf

Having just quickly skimmed the engine column for the number shown, and the details column for "trolley", I didn't find a good match.  The two trolley accidents that I found involved a passenger train and an express, respectively.  Clearly not this photo.

Maybe Bobby has more info.

 Tomlinson Run Railroad

Passing TOMLINSONRUNRR,

The photo when enlarged is just a bit too blurry to definitely make out the roadname on the cab, it looks like 4 characters, starting with a “C” and maybe an ampersand in the second spot, from there I can’t really be sure (could it be C&EI?). In any event, I’m fairly certain Boca had no trolleys, and the only railroads through were FEC and SAL (three letters, not four). So, still wondering...

Thanks,

Bill in FtL

Definitely looks like it say C & N W

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

Bill Nielsen posted:
Bobby Ogage posted:

Trolley car mishaps.

 

Trolley & Train In Boca Raton, Florida 1942

 

OK, other clues for you photo detectives.  The box car reporting mark is MILW - the Milwaulkee Road, aka Chicago, Milwaulkee, St. Paul, and Pacific RR.  The trolley is number 11 and the name on the marquee looks like it starts with a letter "P".

The building in the lower right foreground says "Wisconsin Ice and Coal".

I would think that engine would be pretty tracable, too -- whatever those letters are.  Off to run an errand, so I can't explore further.

Tomlinson Run Railroad

I find these photos scattered about the internet, and I use their captions. I love it when you all put your detective hats on do some forensic work on these photos. Keep it going.

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

Trolley and interurban cars of Washington.

Interurban Valley Traction Co railway train car, 1908Pacific Northwest Traction Wreck At Rocky Point in 1929

Pacific Northwest Traction wreck at Rocky Point in 1929. I did not find any explanation of the cause of this wreck, but it was at the end of passenger service. Perhaps a broken rail was the culprit?

Puget Sound Electric Railway

Puget Sound Electric Railway. This is an exceptional photo ion my opinion.

seattle_streetcar_historic_plazahotel

This picture is a repeat posting of Seattle and the Plaza Hotel. It looks like a dirty water hot dog stand in the lower right corner. The lack of automobiles suggests this picture is circa 1900.

Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway 55

Blue is a rare color for trolley and interurban cars. This photo of Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway 55 appears to be in a museum, but I do not know which museum.

Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway

Here is another look at a Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway car. Note the dual headlights, and the steam engine type bell.

seattle-everett

The car has a destination sign reading Everett - Seattle. So in which of the cities is the car situated in this photo?

Sightseeing Car In Seatle

A sight-seeing car in Seattle.

tacoma

This photo was taken in Tacoma.

tacoma-1

This is a local car, and I opine that it is headed into Tacoma. Note the bell and dual headlights again.

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

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NY&NST No 10 57kb

Note the light over the center window. What would this light be called, classification or marker? I am guessing that it has a red lens to the front and white lenses to each side.

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

Bobby Ogage posted:

Trolley and interurban cars of Washington.

Interurban Valley Traction Co railway train car, 1908Pacific Northwest Traction Wreck At Rocky Point in 1929

Pacific Northwest Traction wreck at Rocky Point in 1929. I did not find any explanation of the cause of this wreck, but it was at the end of passenger service. Perhaps a broken rail was the culprit?

Puget Sound Electric Railway

Puget Sound Electric Railway. This is an exceptional photo ion my opinion.

seattle_streetcar_historic_plazahotel

This picture is a repeat posting of Seattle and the Plaza Hotel. It looks like adirty water hot dog stand in the lower right corner. The lack of automobiles suggests this picture is circa 1900.

Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway 55

Blue is a rare color for trolley and interurban cars. This photo of Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway 55 appears to be in a museum, but I do not know which museum.

Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway

Here is another look at a Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway car. Note the dual headlights, and the steam engine type bell.

seattle-everett

The car has a destination sign reading Everett - Seattle. So in which of the cities is the car situated in this photo?

Sightseeing Car In Seatle

A sight-seeing car in Seattle.

tacoma

This photo was taken in Tacoma.

tacoma-1

This is a local car, and I opine that it is headed into Tacoma. Note the bell and dual headlights again.

But those hot dogs were so good !

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

Besides me, who remembers knockwurst on rye with a whole pickle from the big barrel for 35 cents in Rosie's Bar on Jay Street in Brooklyn Borough Hall, just around the corner from the end of Myrtle Avenue?

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 


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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