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 Post subject: Spring is for Boat Cars
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:12 pm 

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A full load of passengers enjoys a trip on BTS 606 at National Capital Trolley Museum on April 22. Photo by Tommy Petersen.
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 Post subject: Re: Spring is for Boat Cars
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:20 pm 

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Do they run catenary over the lake to power the car once it's in the water?

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 Post subject: Re: Spring is for Boat Cars
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:23 pm 

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Kelly Anderson wrote:
Do they run catenary over the lake to power the car once it's in the water?


Suggest you have a look at this...............

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/straussee-ferry

Haven't actually seen it, but I know a couple of people who have travelled on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring is for Boat Cars
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:28 pm 

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You are confusing us with this operation...

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 Post subject: Re: Spring is for Boat Cars
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:30 pm 

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It's a good thing that the Motorman is not a conductor.
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 Post subject: Re: Spring is for Boat Cars
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Wow, looks very European.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring is for Boat Cars
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:43 am 

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WESP what is the source of the photo?

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 Post subject: Re: Spring is for Boat Cars
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:51 am 

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softwerkslex wrote:
WESP what is the source of the photo?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brighton_ ... ic_Railway


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 Post subject: Re: Spring is for Boat Cars
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:54 pm 

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This is so much better than a lot of April 1st postings, and only a couple weeks too late. Who'd have believed it without photos?

Seriously, the ingenuity of the human mind is just amazing sometimes.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring is for Boat Cars
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:15 pm 

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Something inside me is begging me to ask the question...

Did they use U-boats on the work trains when they did MOW work on that railroad?

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 Post subject: Re: Spring is for Boat Cars
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:16 am 

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As far as I know they just waited for low tide. Made the work windows pretty short!


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 Post subject: Re: Spring is for Boat Cars
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:47 pm 

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Folks,
I am reading this long past April 1; but we have three boat cars here in the SF Bay area. The first one, #626 is at the Western Railway Museum. We leased it to the SF Muni and thye liked it so much that the went back to Blackpool and bought a couple more of them.

The MUNI usually runs them on E-Line between the AT&T Baseball Park and Fisherman's Wharf.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring is for Boat Cars
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:09 am 

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ted66 wrote:
Folks,
The MUNI usually runs them on E-Line between the AT&T Baseball Park and Fisherman's Wharf.


Not quite. MUNI modified their Boats to accommodate ADA compliant wheelchair gear, which necessitated the removal of one of the controllers. This, the cars are single ended and unsuitable for service on the E Line. You'll usually find them on the F Line, which has loops on both ends.


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