Subway, Elevated, Trolley & Traction Lines photos

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Re: Subway, Elevated, Trolley & Traction Lines photos

Postby J. S. Bach » Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:12 pm

Mmmf, they had to buy long cars, the name would not fit on shorter ones! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen:
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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:30 am

Rather like all that advertising on the side - like the ends and roof design as well. Not a terribly painful modeling challenge, but finding those sideframes for drive and trailer truck might be difficult.
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Postby J. S. Bach » Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:25 pm

I think that Wagner or maybe Q had a very similar truck but without the third-rail shoe support beam, here is the Q that I was thinking of:
http://qcarcompany.com/listings/Part_Drawings/CS231.gif
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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:35 pm

J. S. Bach wrote:I think that Wagner or maybe Q had a very similar truck but without the third-rail shoe support beam, here is the Q that I was thinking of:
http://qcarcompany.com/listings/Part_Drawings/CS231.gif


That just might work!
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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:29 am

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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:40 am

Harrisburg Rwys #2

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Postby healey36 » Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:12 am

Interesting windows...they almost look like single-sash units recovered from a building of some sort.

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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:19 am

healey36 wrote:Interesting windows...they almost look like single-sash units recovered from a building of some sort.


Probably just what they are - rebuilt car that was used as a sand car.
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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:57 am

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Postby healey36 » Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:17 pm

A trackless trolley of the Baltimore Transit Company:

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I've seen lots of photos of trackless trolleys in Baltimore, but I don't recall ever seeing one in person. All of the trolleys I recall riding, and I rode them right up to the end, were PCCs or something I think they called a Brilliner.

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Postby healey36 » Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:40 am

To be honest, the only trackless trolley I've ever seen was one from this set first manufactured back in the 1960s by Brawa and sold in the U. S. by Aristo-Craft:

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The local hobby shop had a set displayed on an HO layout atop a loop of Aurora HO slot-car track. I was always fascinated by the overhead and how well the thing ran.

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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:15 pm

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Postby healey36 » Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:15 pm

Ft. Dodge, Des Moines & Southern? Huxley looks like a pretty desolate place.

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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:48 am

healey36 wrote:Ft. Dodge, Des Moines & Southern? Huxley looks like a pretty desolate place.


Iowa.....part of desolation alley........more pigs than people and then the corn to feed the pigs.
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Re: Subway, Elevated, Trolley & Traction Lines photos

Postby healey36 » Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:43 pm

Riding the subway, Brooklyn, June, 1949:

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The Dodgers played the Yankees in the World Series later that year. Yankees won in five. I think that kid knew it was coming.

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