Interurbans are trains too!

Randy Stahl Sep 1, 2013

  1. bremner

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    I have seen it done...
     
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  2. jtomstarr

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    All,
    I Happen to have these ArticleS and Drawings if anyone is interested .

    Tom


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  3. Randy Stahl

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    I like the Fort Dodge line! Those are big cars!

    Randy
     
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    Here's a GMD Locomotive which might've fit.

    Tom

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    Here's the Description of GMD'S SW1200MG from the following book photo No.1, Photo No. 2 is wikipedia's description of GMD'S SW1200MG. -Note the the Current Mistake.. see photo No.2- I tend to trust the info from books Like these see photo No.3, more than wikipedia's!

    Tom

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  7. Shortround

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    I recently read that the first electric street cars in America were in Appleton, Wisconsin. I this true? We used to have a lot more of them before my time.
     
  8. Randy Stahl

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    Appleton certainly had some of the earliest electric cars. In addition, Appleton had the Onieda street hydroelectric station as one of the first hydro stations in the world.

    Richmond Va is usually recognized as the first successful electric railway using the Sprague system. Appleton was experimenting with the Van Deople system for a bit prior to Frank J Sprague so in a way Appleton did have the first although it was not ready for prime time.
     
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  9. Shortround

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    Thanks Randy.
     

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