Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby Tim Lesniak » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:42 am

Car 303 is currently on hold. She left Cleveland on Tuesday and made it as far at Scranton, PA. However, the state of Connecticut refuses to issue the permits necessary to bring the car through the state. We are still trying to get the necessary permits.
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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby Otto Vondrak » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:13 am

Tim Lesniak wrote:Car 303 is currently on hold. She left Cleveland on Tuesday and made it as far at Scranton, PA. However, the state of Connecticut refuses to issue the permits necessary to bring the car through the state. We are still trying to get the necessary permits.


Change the waybill so that they think it's a new M-8 and it will sail right through!

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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby Tim Lesniak » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:30 pm

Otto Vondrak wrote:
Tim Lesniak wrote:Car 303 is currently on hold. She left Cleveland on Tuesday and made it as far at Scranton, PA. However, the state of Connecticut refuses to issue the permits necessary to bring the car through the state. We are still trying to get the necessary permits.


Change the waybill so that they think it's a new M-8 and it will sail right through!

-otto-


I wish that would work, although I think a 1906 built Niles car will look quite different from a 2009/2010 Kawasaki. Also the fact that the car is going to the opposite end of the state than the M-8s might also be a giveaway.
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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby Tim Lesniak » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:39 pm

Aurora Elgin & Chicago car 303 arrived at the Connecticut Trolley Museum at Warehouse Point at around 2 pm today. I was able to catch the car in Middletown Conn and follow it in taking many pictures along the way. The car will be sitting on the dollies in the parking lot until tomorrow morning when the car will be unloaded. The only thing left for us to get are the parts sitting in a trailer in Cleveland.
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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:01 pm

Tim Lesniak wrote:Aurora Elgin & Chicago car 303 arrived at the Connecticut Trolley Museum at Warehouse Point at around 2 pm today.


Great news!
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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby Montclaire » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:44 pm

I will assume that Scranton got their CA&E car then?
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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby Montclaire » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:41 am

Well, ask and you shall receive...

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/trolle ... s-1.654951


Trolley museum's new acquisition touches down on Scranton rails
By Roger DuPuis II (Staff Writer)
Published: March 4, 2010
"It's kind of deceptive, the way it looks," Jim Kosydar said, gesturing toward the dusty, faded paint still clinging to the 1945 interurban trolley that hovered at a jaunty angle slung beneath a massive crane. The orphaned Midwestern trolley car touched down on Northeast Pennsylvania tracks in a small rail yard at South Washington Avenue and Cherry Street, its next-to-last stop in a long odyssey from a defunct Ohio museum.


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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby steven heister » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:03 am

The long saga of the Lake Shore Electric Railway Museum finally has closure. On Friday 3-5-2010 the last car going to a museum left the Cleveland RTA. Shaker Heights boxmoter/linecar "OX" completed loading and departed for the Northern Ohio Railway Museum. On Saturday unloading was completed and the car was towed by Cleveland Railway Crane 0711 to the Anson W. Bennett Carhouse.

Also on Friday the RTA moved streetcar 1218 into the Brookpark shop for protection from the elements. The car had been outside since being moved from Dock 32 in early December.

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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby Tom6921 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:25 pm

What's going to happen to 1218?
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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby steven heister » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:25 am

This article from the Dec 27 paper gives all the info on 1218's fate.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/12 ... splay.html

By Karen Farkas, The Plain Dealer
December 27, 2009, 8:50PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A 95-year-old streetcar that once traveled along Euclid Avenue to the turnaround at East 107th Street -- giving University Circle its name -- is coming home. Car No. 1218 will be restored by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, then displayed at that turnaround in front of the Cleveland Children's Museum, said Chris Ronayne, president of University Circle Inc., and Mark Ricchiuto, spokesman for Lake Shore Electric Railway Inc.
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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby Montclaire » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:54 am

Just a note, if you read the link to the ECTM article on the CA&E car and it's similarities to the Laurel Line interurbans, you'll notice that they also mention a SEPTA car they picked up from Wisconsin. I did a little digging and it turns out it's from the East Troy Electric Railway collection. I finally found a pic, looks like it's also a runner, so there should a lot of interesting things happening at the ECTM!

http://www.easttroyrr.org/gallery/main. ... alNumber=5
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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby Tadman » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:05 pm

Interesting the RTA used an MU to shunt around the historic car. That's a system that gets little coverage at the forum or anywhere else. I enjoyed a few rides as a kid.
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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby Tom6921 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:10 pm

Besides the 1218, I heard the better of the two Bluebird rapid cars also stayed in Cleveland.
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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby steven heister » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:52 pm

There was only one Bluebird Rapid car in the LSE collection and it went to the Seashore Trolley Museum in Maine. Other Bluebird rapid cars that the Brookins/Trolleyville collection had were scrapped at Trolleyville before they moved the collection to RTA tracks and the warehouse on the lakefront. You may be confused by the presence of Bluebird Rapid car 109 on the RTA. This car has always been RTA (CTS previously) property and was rehabbed by the RTA in early 1990 to be a work car to collect trash from rapid stations. A management change and a change to trucks to collect the trash left this rehabbed car with no work to do. Late in 1990 car 109 was brought into the shop again and beautifully restored back to her 1954 passenger configuration and appearance. It was placed on display along with 1914 built Shaker Rapid car 12 at the dedication of the new (1990) Tower City Station (former Cleveland Union Terminal). 109 has been run on some fantrips in the past.
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Re: Lake Shore Electric Museum Folding - Equipment Sold

Postby Tom6921 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:16 pm

That's most likely the car I was thinking of.
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