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 Post subject: Re: Help Needed With Identifying Electric Railway Carbodies
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:59 pm 

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Everyone,
Thanks very much for all of the new information. It will be very helpful in compiling my list.
CSontag wrote:
Hi,

There are two Oklahoma Railway cars near Elk City Oklahoma. One is an old Rockford and Interurban car 301 The Kishwaukee that I am very much interested in.

Charles

I too find this car very interesting, as it was built for a line pretty close to where I live now. The street view link you included shows one car; I can't really find the other. Do you know which one is viewable? Based off of looks, I'm guessing the one that can be seen is the streetcar built for Oklahoma Railways. If so, It would be nice to get a photo of the R&I lightweight as well.

CSontag wrote:
And there is a car-body in Huron Ohio that is turned into a house. "I found that in Christiansen’s “New Northern Ohio Interurbans”, on page 975, he lists B&S #23 at 318 Deerwood"

https://www.google.com/maps/place/318+D ... 82.5842761

Looking at the street view for this, I can't really make out anything clear. To be fair, it looks like the right length and width that there could be something in there... I just can't tell for sure.So for now, I'm not going to include that on my list, until I can get something more solid.

Alexander D. Mitchell IV wrote:
Does this one count?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35107

Yes, this one certainly would count, in my opinion. It is apparently owned by the owner of the M&H Railroad, so it seems like preservation of the artifact is in mind. However, it's status is generally comparable to many of the others, so I'll include it.

As a note, after the addition if 3 cars from this thread, I have down 13 carbodies in Pennsylvania. That's a lot! Apparently the electric systems in PA must have sold a lot of cars for adaptive reuse.

Thanks again,

Lucas


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:02 pm 

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Les Beckman wrote:
It's my understanding that they purchased the old North Shore car that was at ITM in Noblesville, with the idea of using that cars trucks for the 29. I think the museum is a project of the Grass Lake Historical Society. Been meaning to stop there on one of my trips to Ann Arbor, but haven't done it yet.

Les

Les,
The 154 was purchased from the Ohio Railway Museum by the Grass Lake Historical Society for parts. The last I heard, the North Shore car at ITM (172) was headed to a reputable organization with plans to preserve the car under a roof. I certainly hope plans haven't changed since then.
Lucas


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:22 pm 

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Lucas - Thanks very much for the correction. I certainly screwed up that information! Glad to hear that CNS&M #172 is being preserved.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:19 pm 
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Hi...

Does anyone know what became of the double truck semi convertible car body that was listed in the Original Chicken Coop Project that was listed as being in Providence Forge, Virginia? Does anyone know if it still exists and where?

I'm involved with the "Streetcar 390 Project" and would like to locate the above car if it still exists and look at it. If it still exists while many parts might be gone it may have a few small parts we can use for 390.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Needed With Identifying Electric Railway Carbodies
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:32 am 

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This one just turned up on Facebook--claimed to have collapsed a while back--not on the PNAERC database:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

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So is this one in Uppe Michigan near Lake Linden. It was used as hunting shack and collapsed a few yrs ago. Houghton Co Traction Co motor coach #22 off Bootjack Rd.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Needed With Identifying Electric Railway Carbodies
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:06 am 

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Alexander D. Mitchell IV wrote:
This one just turned up on Facebook--claimed to have collapsed a while back--not on the PNAERC database:

Given that it apparently collapsed, I won't include it on the list. It's still interesting, though, so I still appreciate you mentioning it!
Too bad that it collapsed, because the condition in the photo isn't even necessarily the worst compared to a few cars on my list: Lehigh Valley Transit 805 (Niles 1913 interurban) and Conestoga Traction ? (Brill 1906 Box Motor)are in equally bad if not worse shape.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Needed With Identifying Electric Railway Carbodies
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:14 am 

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As a side note, there's some very interesting, and sometimes plain weird, information on the original list compiled by Minnich. Some examples:
In Wilmington, CA: Pacific Electric Birney "On roof of garage"
In Rollinsville, CO: Denver streetcar "Front end smashed by boulder"
In Biloxi, MS: A single truck interurban!
In San Jose, CA: 1880s former New York Elevated trailer, "owner hostile"
I wish I could track down more of the cars on Minnich's list, but much of the info is incomplete and/or cryptic, and a large number of them are probably gone now anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Needed With Identifying Electric Railway Carbodies
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:51 pm 

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lmckay175 wrote:
In Wilmington, CA: Pacific Electric Birney "On roof of garage"


I would like to see that! Haha


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