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Harold Cox Birney Book

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, March 5, 2018 11:13 AM

When the H streetcar line, than ran from the New Haven's Harlem Shuttle's station on the NYNH&H line to Oak Point Yard and the H. G. Bridge, west to the line to GCT, was repaced by bus in 1937(?), it was a special occasion, since it ran by Fontain Fox's home, and he was the cartoonist of the Tunerville Trolley comic strip.  Regular double-truck convertables had been the regular equipment for many years.  But the Third Avenue people borrowed one of the Birney's leased to Stienway to take part in the final run, with Mr. Fox, since its diminutive size made it a stand-in for the comic strip's car.

At the time there were interconnecting tracks for the move each way, but the car had to be towed while on conduit-only tracks beetween 59th and 129th Streets on 3rd Avenue.

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:41 AM

More Birney pictures:

 

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 1:17 AM

 

Sggested Birney Revival with low-floor characterstics

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:20 PM

If you are reviving low-floor Birneys you can get a LOT closer to true low-walkover at the ends by re-adopting the Lindall articulation scheme...

https://villamosok.hu/nza/beng-kulf/boston4200.jpg

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 1:22 AM

Need  an expkaitionh for that.

But hereis Third Avene's last Birneym converted to rai8l-grinder and slot-coleaner:

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