Subway, Elevated, Trolley & Traction Lines photos

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Re: Subway, Elevated, Trolley & Traction Lines photos

Postby Jim K » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:09 pm

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Re: Subway, Elevated, Trolley & Traction Lines photos

Postby healey36 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:41 pm

The overhang on some “designs” is pretty impressive.

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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:25 am

Like that little work car in between carrying the wire and all :!:

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Re: Subway, Elevated, Trolley & Traction Lines photos

Postby Jim K » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:31 pm

[quote="Rufus T. Firefly"]Like that little work car in between carrying the wire and all :!:

Yes indeed. I did not even notice it until I had the photo copied, scanned and enlarged! :oops:

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Re: Subway, Elevated, Trolley & Traction Lines photos

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:56 pm

Wilkes-Barre line ran outside rail for power?
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Re: Subway, Elevated, Trolley & Traction Lines photos

Postby Jim K » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:42 pm

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:Wilkes-Barre line ran outside rail for power?


They has 32 miles of it way back when according to the 1911 book Electric Traction for Railways. But don't quote me! 8-)

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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:54 am

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Rufus T. Firefly wrote:Wilkes-Barre line ran outside rail for power?


They has 32 miles of it way back when according to the 1911 book Electric Traction for Railways. But don't quote me! 8-)


Okay; just no poles or pans and trucks that look to have 3rd outside rail pickup. Something new to add to the memory!
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Postby Jim K » Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:12 pm

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:
Jim K wrote:
Rufus T. Firefly wrote:Wilkes-Barre line ran outside rail for power?


They has 32 miles of it way back when according to the 1911 book Electric Traction for Railways. But don't quote me! 8-)


Okay; just no poles or pans and trucks that look to have 3rd outside rail pickup. Something new to add to the memory!


That photo does look like a builders "promo" in a way. Very clean; maybe too clean. No way to power the unit but it is a looker. :D

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Postby robert. » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:11 pm

Wiki says Guarded outside 3rd. Here is a photo that would let your modeling skills shine
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Postby robert. » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:14 pm

WBH also used Mack a railbus That's cool. I could use one and it would not be so far out of place on my railway.
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Postby J. S. Bach » Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:34 pm

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Five of those were purchased from the W&H by the Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis in 1918 and renumbered 83 - 87.
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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:47 am

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Re: Subway, Elevated, Trolley & Traction Lines photos

Postby healey36 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:16 am

That looks to have been built for a specific purpose, of which I have no idea other than MOW of some sort. The Indiana Railroad seems to have been quite innovative in this regard.

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Almost looks to have originated as an automobile or truck frame of some sort.

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Re: Subway, Elevated, Trolley & Traction Lines photos

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:26 am

healey36 wrote:That looks to have been built for a specific purpose, of which I have no idea other than MOW of some sort. The Indiana Railroad seems to have been quite innovative in this regard.


Lots of lines built up motor flats for all sorts of uses -- got to get into building one or two soon.
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