It is currently Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:14 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Chicago Surface Lines 1137 Re-Surfaces in a Yard (2015)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:48 am 

Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:41 am
Posts: 3345
Location: Inwood, W.Va.
I don't recall seeing anything about this here in the past, and though it might be of interest.

Of course, it would be of interest to find out what became of the car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kK_EM7 ... e=youtu.be


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chicago Surface Lines 1137 Re-Surfaces in a Yard (2015)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:15 am 

Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:28 am
Posts: 257
Location: Suffolk, UK
J3a-614 wrote:
I don't recall seeing anything about this here in the past, and though it might be of interest.

Of course, it would be of interest to find out what became of the car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kK_EM7 ... e=youtu.be


Is it this one.....?
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38157&hilit=chicago+trolley+wisconsin&start=0

_________________
My Flikr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/72399068@N08/sets


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chicago Surface Lines 1137 Re-Surfaces in a Yard (2015)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:27 am 

Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:41 am
Posts: 3345
Location: Inwood, W.Va.
Indeed it is, thank you for finding the old thread, and my apologies for bringing this up as something new, when it was already here.

Now to see if the car was preserved, though I can't say I'm hopeful.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chicago Surface Lines 1137 Re-Surfaces in a Yard (2015)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:15 am 

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:25 pm
Posts: 5291
J3a-614:

The car is now at the Lost Railway Museum and has been cosmetically restored. It is painted as Michigan United Railways #47. The car is inside the museums building in Grass Lake, Michigan, and now sits up on a pair of caboose trucks.

All in all, for a long neglected piece of CSL history, a rather nice restoration.


Les


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chicago Surface Lines 1137 Re-Surfaces in a Yard (2015)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:45 am 

Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:50 pm
Posts: 2292
Location: Northern Illinois
No one has mentioned, and it is worth pointing out, that this car, with its wide windows, is a good example of the so called Robertson styling that was common on cars built by St. Louis Car Co. about 1901-1906. The styling was used on both streetcars and interurbans. The one element lacking is the skinny arch head windows intermixed with the wide windows as used on some of the interurbans.

Image

If the Michigan Electric had a series of Robertson sytyled streetcars, then this group lucked out in finding one of the few extant bodies.

_________________
Dennis Storzek


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chicago Surface Lines 1137 Re-Surfaces in a Yard (2015)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:11 pm 

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 8:34 pm
Posts: 658
Location: Union, IL
Dennis Storzek wrote:
No one has mentioned, and it is worth pointing out, that this car, with its wide windows, is a good example of the so called Robertson styling that was common on cars built by St. Louis Car Co. about 1901-1906.

CSL also had a number of bigger cars inherited from Chicago City Railway that hewed more closely to the Robertson design, complete with the interspersed skinny windows, but unfortunately they were retired fairly early (I think late 1940s or very early 1950s) and none was saved. The "Matchboxes," like the car in question, were an off-the-shelf SLCC design for a 28' body car that the builder sold to a number of different cities including Chicago, Jackson MI, Rock Island IL, and Springfield IL among others.

_________________
Frank Hicks
Preserved North American Electric Railway Equipment News
Hicks Car Works


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chicago Surface Lines 1137 Re-Surfaces in a Yard (2015)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:22 pm 

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:25 pm
Posts: 5291
Noted a December 2017 news item on the Lost Railway Museum website that they have acquired a horse car on loan. The car was supposedly built in 1886 by St. Louis Car Company and ended up on the San Diego Coronado Beach Railroad until that line was electrified in 1896. It was used in the movie "Hello Dolly". Not sure how authentic it is, but the group seems to be making a rather nice little museum with some interesting historic railroad artifacts.

Les


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chicago Surface Lines 1137 Re-Surfaces in a Yard (2015)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:46 pm 

Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:27 am
Posts: 490
Location: Winters, TX
Wonder if the horse car is from the Lindley Bothwell estate?


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chicago Surface Lines 1137 Re-Surfaces in a Yard (2015)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:42 pm 

Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:13 pm
Posts: 406
Location: Baltimore. MD
Charlie wrote:
Wonder if the horse car is from the Lindley Bothwell estate?


By Les's description, it would have to be from Bothwell.

Steve


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


 Who is online

Users browsing this forum: choodude, co614, DLSGM, FredNystrom, Google [Bot], Harry Nicholls, Steamguy73 and 49 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: