Sep 1, 2013
They all have lighting,,,
I have a couple dozen lighted/ animated billboards too.
Here are two photos I took at the Buckingham Valley Trolley Museum in Buckingham, PA in the mid-1970s. From what I read, the collection fell to neglect and equipment such as the fine "Red Arrow" car 26 below, was burned by vandals and scrapped. What was left of the collection (such as the steeplecab also shown) was sent to Scranton's Electric City Trolley Museum where cars from other locations in PA are gathered.
I wonder what happened to the Lehigh Valley 800 car in the bottom picture ? These Jewett cars were pretty.
There must be an interesting story behind that mini-steeplecab?
I was curious too and found that it was owned by a company named MacAndrews and Forbes at Camden, NJ at a licorice extract plant. It was their No. 10.
Two more from the Illinois Railway Museum at Union, IL, both taken in the mid-1970s on good ol' Kodak Plus-X film using my trusty Nikkormat FTn.
New in HO scale and soon to come in N scale are these St. Louis built light weight cars. These were built for the Eastern Wisconsin later the Wisconsin Power and light. This design was used for MANY electric lines around the Midwest.
There were 5 of the WP&L cars, Guess how may I'm going to buy?
Ummm. More than none and less than a million?
Well they are pretty little things....