Unpowered trolley PCC trailers?

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Unpowered trolley PCC trailers?
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Saturday, November 04, 2017 2:49 PM

In WW2 some trolley companys used unpowered trolley trailers anyone got pics of these?

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, November 06, 2017 6:51 AM

Streetcar trailers have been relatively uncommon but pictures of them are out there.  To the best of my knowledge, no PCC trailers ever existed.

Trailers on interurbans were almost routine.  Most interurbans had some and South Shore continues to operate them (200 series).

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, November 06, 2017 1:16 PM

If the Peter Witt 'predecessors' of PCCs qualify for the OP, he should look up 'Harvey trailers' for a useful introduction into how unpowered trolley trailers could be used. 

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Posted by rcdrye on Monday, November 06, 2017 2:25 PM

Cleveland's 2300 series center-entrance trailers were used behind Cleveland motors, both center-entrance and Peter Witt.  The trailers' Peter-Witt-designed passenger flow had the front half as an upaid area, with the conductor between the doors, and the paid area (along with the stove!) in the rear half of the car.

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Monday, November 06, 2017 4:53 PM

Yep I remember seeing the Shaker Rapid trailers in old pics from the 1930s-1940s.

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 2:28 AM

Lousville had Peter Witt trailers behing Peter Witt motors.

All PCC cars were motors.  PCCs ran in trains as mus but never were involved in trailer operation.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:51 AM

What about the north shore ?

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Posted by rcdrye on Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:08 PM

The North Shore had a fair number of wooden trailers and a few steel trailers in the 400 series, which were all diner-lounges or parlor-observations.  Most were either retired or rebuilt as two-motor commuter coaches.  The rebuilds and a couple of the diner-lounges (kept for charter and Electroliner backup) remained in service until the end of operations.  No PCC anything there.

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