Open Bench summer cars

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Open Bench summer cars
Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:37 AM

Please post more photos.  Some here are already om other threads, including Connecticut Co. New Haven streetcars, and Kack May - UK and Isle of Man.

Third Avenue  Railways, The Bronx, Sound View Ave. - Clason Point car on Westchester Avenue,

Rye Beach, local from New Rochelle:

Spring, 1947, Connecticut Co., New Haven:

Spring, 1947, On Forbes St., line to East Haven (and Branford):

Shore Line Trolley Museum, Wildwood Beach 34, ex-Lynchburg, VA


Connecticut Companty:

Isle-of-Man, Jack May photos:
At Derby Castle, Douglass, 2nd car laying over, not connected.

Ramsey, trailer, waiting for coupling to closed motor:





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Posted by BEAUSABRE on Friday, October 22, 2021 1:03 PM

When my mom and dad were courting in the late Forties they would take the New Haven to (where else?) New Haven and ride one of the endless stream of Connecticut Company open cars to the Yale Bowl. 

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There's even a book

Yale Bowl and the Open Trolleys: Somers, John D., Somers, John D: 9780805939859: Books

They sure got dressed up for a football game...wonder how many flasks are inside those jackets? And where's the coeds from Vassar and Wellsley?

I wonder if these photos weren't taken at "The Game" (Harvard-Yale to you heathens)





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Posted by rcdrye on Friday, October 22, 2021 2:42 PM

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Conn Co 838 (shown in two of the photos) is alive and active at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Maine.

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, October 24, 2021 10:43 PM

Two pictures with my Dad, Dr. Julius I. Klepper:

East Haven, end of track for the East Haven rush-house-only (not enough buses delivered) short turn, adjacent to Memingway Street, 30 June 1947 (my age 15):


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