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Shore Line Trolley Museum Pictures

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Shore Line Trolley Museum Pictures
Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, July 30, 2017 3:32 AM

316 served in The Bronx and in Westchester, was saved as a work car by the Third Avenue system, restored largely by Ronald Perente.   34 was built for Lynchburg, VA, but spent most of its transit life on the Five Mile Beach Railway in Wildwood, NJ, which continued in summer operation until the end of WWII.  Both came to SLTM early in its history, 1947 or 1948, and both were built before 1900.

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, July 30, 2017 3:36 AM

Here is Third Avenue Transit 629 before in was restored from its Vienna paint and door configuration, but with trolley poles having replaced the center pantograph for current collection, at the museum around 1968.  It had been returned to New York in early Spring of 1967.

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:14 AM

I believe I may be the operator of open car 1414 some 35 years ago in this photograph, but I cannot be certain.

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:46 AM

Great pics Dave, even with you included lol.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, July 31, 2017 7:58 AM

Here is 316 returning from Short Beach along the salt marsh:

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Monday, July 31, 2017 11:27 AM

Where is the  316 today?

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 7:14 PM

Man, that looks like a lot of fun!  Big Smile  For someone in my age bracket (Gen-X) born in late 69, if it wasn't for Fred Rodgers I probably wouldn't even know what a trolley is!  Tongue Tied

A waking Lithium Flower just about to bloom

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 2:21 AM

316 is safe inside a carbarn, with the ability to move to high ground in case of a flood.  It is operable, even restored with the two longitudinal benches (bowling-alley seating) inside.  It was in use on Members Day this past May.

It may have been relocated to one of the two new high-ground car houses.  If not, it will be soon, once all the track and wire are complete.

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 11:34 AM

daveklepper

316 is safe inside a carbarn, with the ability to move to high ground in case of a flood.  It is operable, even restored with the two longitudinal benches (bowling-alley seating) inside.  It was in use on Members Day this past May.

It may have been relocated to one of the two new high-ground car houses.  If not, it will be soon, once all the track and wire are complete.

 

awesome

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:15 AM

October brings (or brought?) to the Museum the haunted isle days, where ghosts and goblins were simulated, and a scary journey was arranged for visitors who wished to brave it.  I am uncertain if this event is continuing, because much of the real estate where it took place has been usurped by the two new raised-level car houses.

Here is Johnstown, PA St. Louis-built lightweight one-man 357 meeting some elfin animals near the "Quarry Trestle," the smallest of the three bridges along the line.  It spans a cut that in the very distant past was used by a small narrow-gauge railroad to transport rock from a nearby quary to the a dock on Farm River, which the line crosses twice, once near the Sprague Station and again just before the straight stretch next to the salt marsh.  Not sure whether this small railroad, that dissapeared except for the cut, ever used steam.  May have been powered by horses or mules only.  The same decorations were and probably still are for Christmas Santa Claus trips.

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, August 03, 2017 6:03 AM

Lovely work and lovely photos!

Thank You, Sir.

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Thursday, August 03, 2017 3:08 PM

NDG

Lovely work and lovely photos!

Thank You, Sir.

 

+ 1. Great event and awesome pictures.

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, August 13, 2017 8:09 AM

Here is a B&W photo of Don Engle standing (on th e left) proudly by Third Avenue Transit 629 still in Vienna colors shortly after its arrival at Branford.  Don had the major resonsibility of getting the car from Vienna.  Shipping was the cost.  The Vienna system donated the car.

 

I am proud to have been one of Don's friends, and here we are both enjoying a meal in the two-unit Broadway Limited diner on the way to an ARM Chicago convention.

Don was the major player in substation construction.  I helped.

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:20 AM

Also posted on the Cox Birney book thread on the Transit Forum.  The book has an important mistake on page 29:

Birney's ran on the Conner Street line during WWII.  2350 ran under its own power from the James St. carbarn to this museum in the summer of 1947.

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Saturday, August 19, 2017 4:35 PM

daveklepper

Here is a B&W photo of Don Engle standing (on th e left) proudly by Third Avenue Transit 629 still in Vienna colors shortly after its arrival at Branford.  Don had the major resonsibility of getting the car from Vienna.  Shipping was the cost.  The Vienna system donated the car.

 

I am proud to have been one of Don's friends, and here we are both enjoying a meal in the two-unit Broadway Limited diner on the way to an ARM Chicago convention.

Don was the major player in substation construction.  I helped.

 

 

when was the Broadway LTD pic taken.

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