Aug 6, 2005
This is a test
Go to Railimages and then go to page 28
and look at the album for Karl Andrews and
you can view some vintage interuban pix there.
I cant seem to be able to copy them to this forum. I will give you a legend in another post.
Here is one of them...
First group of 4 photos...
top left... Electroliner NB in Milwaukee going from 5th to 6th st.
top right ....NB train just coming off the PROW
on south side of Milwaukee.
bottom left...giving the "highball" at Edison Ct.
station, Waukegan IL on the Skokie Valley Rte.
bottom right...NB train in Milwaukee
first group of 2 photos...
In Milwaukee, snow storm in progress, CRS for sure,but this may have been the last weekend of streetcar operation in Milwaukee 900 type car.
Lakeside Belt Line free shuttle for plant workers from Kinnickinnic Blvd to Lakeside power plant. operated only at shift change times. That is a high school chum of mine in
the photo 900 type car.
next group of 2 photos
Portland Oregon. Portland Traction. The motormans name was Percy. He was an ex-pat
Portland OR. terminal. The ROW for the PT
and SP was a short walk from the friends house where we were staying. I was a pretty
young kid when I took these photos.
next group of 4 photos...
6000 type of car built with components from
former PCC streetcars. Please note the two
former wood passenger coaches converted into crew rooms .This was at the Loomis Blvd
terminal of the Englewood branch of the former
North-South Route. This was a 2 track stub terminal.
Electroliner at the Belmont Rd. elevated station. I had gone to see the Cubs lose that
crest of the west yard hump of the BRC at
69th st and Central Ave. That is the hump tower you see over the cow and calf unit.
the hogger was a friend of mine and I used to get cab rides from him.
bottom right... this a detail photo for modelers
who want to model a typical city trolley transfer corner. This is the intersection of 63rd
street and Kedzie Avenues in Chicago. 63rd st
runs E/W and Kedzie N/S. The photo is taken
looking across Kedzie. Note the newstand.
there is one like it where I am standing. The man pointing was my boss. I sold papers on the Kedzie transfer corner, that is my bike chained to the sign behind the 55gal drum trashcan. What is interesting,and you have to
look hard, is that the trolley overhead wire is
still in place on 63rd st. even though the line had been bussified some 5+ years before AND was engergized to prevent thievery. Note the two poles close together.
the one closer to the building is the overhead
support pole and has a white band painted on
it to denote a car stop.
Kedzie Ave at this time was in the process of
converting to trolley coach.but had been operated by gas busses since 1953.
Herb Karolls was a famous Chicago menswear
shop in Chicago. He had several stores in the
area. I bought many clothes from this store.
The view looks west. Karolls is long gone and
a senior citizen apartment complex now occupies this space.The newsstands are long gone too!
Thanx "Lion" for posting up the photos.
If anyone needs more explanation of the detail in the photos, let me know. I'll poke around my files and see what else I can
resurrect from the vaults.
Basically the last group of photos is for detail
information for modelers. There is a good deal
of rich detail information for someone who is
modelling big city rail and rapid transit.
As a "fer instance", on the snap of the BRC cow
and calf, the location I am taking it from is a small lean-to shanty for the car inspector
("car tonk"). I was chatting with him while waiting for Harry to finish shoving a cut of
cars over that hump. This is a detail that could
be added to your hump yard operation.
Washington DC Metro @ Alexandria, VA
NS&T interurban car #623 At Thorold Ontario station April 1958
Chicago El, Green line Oak Park terminal
At the Illinoi Railway museum
Family day out a couple weeks ago to the Sutherland Tram museum,
Very unusual piece,its a grass & weed burner!
Denver & Intermountain - Denver, Colo., 1950.
Toronto Railway company 327 in front of rockwood station Aug 1995