Wil's Slide Box

LegomanBill May 8, 2017

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    So sad these cars were lost to "modernization". It would be neat to see modern light rail build to such an outline. I can think of no reason that would be impossible.
     
  2. Kurt Moose

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    Same here in Seattle-we're paying billions in taxes for a network of light rail that was in place 100 years ago.....:cautious::confused:
     
  3. LegomanBill

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    Denver Tramway car 308 running through the Berkeley neighborhood of north Denver at 44th & King, October 19, 1947 (Richard Kindig)
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    Denver Tramway Crane 424 and Flat Motor 858 at the company's Alameda Yard, February 9, 1952 (the system had closed down in June of 1950) (Richard Kindig)
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    If we look to the far right, I think we see the Rock Island's downtown ticket office. Their logo can also be seen. Cool.
     
  5. LegomanBill

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    Denver Tramway car 342 at 14th & Broadway in Denver, May 13, 1950 (Richard Kindig)
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    Denver Tramway car 53 rolling through Lakewood Gulch near 12th & Federal, July 9, 1949 (Richard Kindig)
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    Keep that very early Kodachrome coming!

    Nice to teach the kids the sky wasn't always gray in the days of film noir.
     
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  7. LegomanBill

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    Streetcars and other traffic on 16th Street in Denver, May 25, 1940 (Richard Kindig)
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    Denver Tramway work motor 721, August 19, 1950 (Richard Kindig)
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  8. Kurt Moose

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    That above street shot is pure gold, look at all the details, cars, people, and the streetcars!(y)
     
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    Denver Tramway Sand Car 763 at the company's Alameda Yard, August 19, 1950 (Richard Kindig)
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    Denver Tramway Flat Motor 762 at Arvada Junction, July 1, 1950 (Richard Kindig)
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  10. LegomanBill

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    Denver Tramway Line Car 700 at the company's Alaska Yard, August 26, 1950 (Richard Kindig)
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    Denver Tramway car 56 at 8th & Larimer, July 9, 1949 (Richard Kindig)
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  11. Kurt Moose

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    Hate to be the guy caught in that "people catcher"!:oops:


    Looks like something happened up the bridge with that semi-truck....?:cautious:
     
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    Denver Tramway cars 65 and 307 meet at 12th & Federal, July 9, 1949 (Richard Kindig)
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    Denver Tramway car 337 leaving the tramway loop at 15th & Arapahoe, October 22, 1949 (Richard Kindig)
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  13. Hytec

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    Love those Brill cars, at least they look like my Bowser Penn Line 40 year old Brill model. :unsure: (Where's the Fingers Crossed emoticon when I need it?)
    'cept I have to make a people catcher. The NYC trolleys I grew up with didn't have them. Guess NYC folks figured they could look out for themselves. :D
     
  14. LegomanBill

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    They're all actually locally built cars, having been constructed by Woeber Carriage of Denver. They do share similarities with some of the Brill types though.
     
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    Denver Tramway car 823 at 15th & Colfax, with the State Capitol building in the background, May 13, 1950 (Richard Kindig)
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    Denver Tramway car 333 approaching Colfax & Broadway (note the huge CB&Q Zephyr sign), having just passed another car as well as the trolley bus replacement, May 13, 1950 (Richard Kindig)
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  16. Kurt Moose

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    Look at that CB&Q sign in the background of the second pic, nice!(y)

    I bet that was cool lit up at night!
     
  17. Mike VE2TRV

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    I like that Zephyr sign too. It gives a specific time frame for the photo, even if one doesn't have a date or year. Especially the illustration of the original gorgeous Budd/EMD Zephyr trains!:love:

    And how about that "nose sag" on that oncoming streetcar? :eek:
     
  18. minesweeper

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    Sniffing a trail on the tracks? ;)
     
  19. BoxcabE50

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    Possibly some old collision damage?
     
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  20. LegomanBill

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    That could be possible. Maybe a slight fender bender with another car. If I recall, though, that car was forty years old at the time of that photo and the streetcar lines were closed the month after. It may be possible that it just wasn't being maintained that well.

    Cars 832 and 842 meet at 17th & Welton (dig the Union Pacific ticket offices to the right), November 1, 1947 (Richard Kindig)
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    Denver Tramway car 823 running around the return loop at Union Station, June 5, 1948 (Richard Kindig)
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