Trolley Museum Photos

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Trolley Museum Photos
Posted by daveklepper on Friday, January 3, 2020 8:00 AM

"Branford,"  Shore Line Trolley Museum, East Haven (& Branford), CT:

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, January 3, 2020 9:02 AM

Thanks David!  That's quite an establishment!

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Posted by NDG on Friday, January 3, 2020 9:44 AM

Thank You for posting this information!!!!

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, January 3, 2020 8:25 PM

What I find most important is that almost all equipment is stored under cover.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Friday, January 3, 2020 9:47 PM

My worry is that a storm surge off the Long Island Sound would swamp all of this historical equipment.

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Posted by 54light15 on Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:29 AM

A storm surge did happen years ago, I don't recall when but it did flood the museum. 

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:52 AM

The two grey buildings in the upper right of the first photo have enough track capacity to house under cover about half the collection, all the most valuable and sensitive equipment, and they are on a hill about ten feet above the level water reached during Sandy.  They are of brick and steel construction, not wood.  (I have a brick with my name and city in one of the two buildings, as a contributor.)  Their construction was the response of the membership to Sandy.  There is more than enough track space, similarly high, elsewhere to park the remaining equipment in case of a flood warning.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Saturday, January 4, 2020 7:06 PM

Good to know.

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:16 PM

The Holiday night photo with TATS 629 edited:

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, January 5, 2020 7:56 AM

 

More pictures from Brandford - SLTM.  Top Vienna car before restoration to The Bronx TATS appearance.  In Vienna it sported a pantograph, not poles/

 

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Posted by 54light15 on Sunday, January 5, 2020 10:46 AM

There is a New York/Vienna car in the Crich tramway museum in the U.K. 

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, January 6, 2020 9:15 AM

Yes, restored to New York City appearance except for the all-double-door arrangement used in Vienna, front and rear the same:

New York Third Avenue Transit No. 674

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, January 13, 2020 12:12 PM

invitation to others to post their photos. other museums.

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