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Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016
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Author:  HudsonL [ Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016 on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhcXPWaWUFc&t=2s

-Hudson

Author:  jollygreenslugg [ Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

Great to see, thanks for the link.

Author:  Charlie [ Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

It's great to see a "chicken coop" come back to life. Congratulations to all involved! Where did you find the truck and electrical equipment for it?

Author:  PMC [ Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

According to their website, they picked up the truck from the Lake Shore Electric group along with other parts that were being "disbursed". It was originally off of a horsedrawn DuPont car later converted to electric, it says they sent the truck to PA for a rebuild and reconfiguration, I would guess that means Brookville did it:

http://www.trolleyride.org/CHSL_Main/Cu ... 1_sup2.pdf
http://www.trolleyride.org/CHSL_Main/ro ... ona10.html

Author:  Jim Vaitkunas [ Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

PMC wrote:
I would guess that means Brookville did it:


Lyons Industries of Ebensburg, PA did the truck work. ACE Electric of Bangor, Maine did the motor work on the ancient GE-800 motors. Lyons did a good job, stretching the wheelbase to 8-feet, replacing the axles, wheels, gears/pinions and most of the steel and cast iron castings. It's probably 90% new.

Thanks!

Author:  Charlie [ Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

Thanks for the info. It sure is a nice looking car!

Author:  John T [ Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

If the truck is 90% new why bother with the rebuild? A historic artifact was destroyed for no reason.

Author:  jollygreenslugg [ Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

Its value as an historic artifact was limited to static display, in a seriously degraded state. Unless there is great value in keeping the contents of a museum's 'Rotten Row' as they are, then replacing unusable material to return it to operation is a good choice. It made it possible for a 'chicken coop' to run again, so that's good enough for me.

Author:  wilkinsd [ Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

The real tragedy is that the truck and motors came from a Lancaster, Ohio streetcar that began life as a horsecar. It was a very early conversion to electric power, as evidenced by the trucks, motors, and controllers. This car ended up in the collection at the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, who decided to "restore" the car back to a horsecar, which involved creation of many new parts. While the car looks nice, I doubt there isn't much historic fabric left in it.

Absent being displayed on the car it ran with, I'm glad MSM was able to find a good use for it, as it closely duplicates the original St. Louis truck under the car.

Here's a photo of the Lancaster car the truck came from:

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/oh/htm/ltp01.htm

On a side note, the OHS allegedly has a second Lancaster car in its collection, an open car. It is not on display. Has anyone seen it? Is it this car?

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/oh/htm/ltp03.htm

Author:  wesp [ Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

I visited OHS and saw the Lancaster open car in storage. It was packed in with other objects and my photos did not show much detail. I recall it looked like most vintage cars that are tucked away in other museum collections.

Wesley

Author:  softwerkslex [ Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

I remember the Lancaster cars were a "barn find", weren't they? I am thinking they appeared in a news item somewhere 15 years ago. Where was it? Here on RYPN?

Author:  Jim Vaitkunas [ Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

wilkinsd wrote:
On a side note, the OHS allegedly has a second Lancaster car in its collection, an open car. It is not on display. Has anyone seen it? Is it this car?


I recall reading somewhere that the Lancaster, Ohio open car was also a single truck car. It's a shame that the car in the photo isn't restored and running. It's pretty cool.

Thanks!

Author:  Larry Lovejoy [ Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

Here’s what that delightfully decrepit Toonerville Trolley looks like today, all spiffed up and sterilized:

http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/ ... -1-700.jpg

As Brother David said, probably not much original fabric there.

This link includes a link to a rather poor image of the stored open car.
http://www.bera.org/cgi-bin/pnaerc-quer ... agelen=200

Attached is the Ohio History Center’s data card for the open car.

/s/ Larry
Lawrence G. Lovejoy, P.E.

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Author:  Frank Hicks [ Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

Larry, thanks for posting the catalog sheet for Lancaster 3. I hadn't seen that before and it's pretty interesting. I thought the open car was built in 1882 but the sheet implies it was 1888; I wonder if there's any way to know for sure. I'm also curious about the car's control and motors. If memory serves the car that was rebuilt/backdated to a horsecar had Type E controllers (predecessor to the Type K controller) which I believe are the only existing examples of that type - with the possible exception of car 3 (?).

Author:  o anderson [ Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Winona Streetcar No. 10 Operational Test, Nov. 29, 2016

To respond to the earlier message, I believe a photo of the two Lancaster OH single-truckers, as barn finds, was included in an early L&RP publication. Sorry I no longer have a collection to do the research.

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