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Transit Day at the Seashore Trolley Museum

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:18 pm

Tomorrow the Seashore Trolley Museum will host its annual Transit day.

I know there are a number of people on this board who will be participating. (Some here have been working very hard to get equipment up and ready) For those who are new, and/or weren't aware, this is a lovely event where some of the best gems of their collection will be out and running around. For the interest of this group, it has been noted that several Boston related equipment will be out and about.

More about the event here from their site - https://trolleymuseum.org/event/transit-day-2/
And their Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/neerhs/

With nice weather planed, this might just be the event to fill your Saturday with.

Perhaps we can even have a meet up of members? I will be there.

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photo courtesy of the SSTM.
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Re: Transit Day at the Seashore Trolley Museum

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:00 pm

For those who were unable to attend, there is always next year!, I took a few photos.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 37912f5062
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Re: Transit Day at the Seashore Trolley Museum

Postby MACTRAXX » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:25 pm

A-U-B: Don't forget those of us who are not Facebook members and can not access your pictures...

I found the SSTM picture montage posted above interesting - such as the picture above the 10/7
date of the front of a 1936 Delaware River Bridge Line car alongside a CTA PCC type car showing
the wide variety of preserved equipment that the Shore Line Museum has...MACTRAXX
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Re: Transit Day at the Seashore Trolley Museum

Postby chrisf » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:36 pm

MACTRAXX wrote:A-U-B: Don't forget those of us who are not Facebook members and can not access your pictures...

I viewed them without being signed into Facebook.
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Re: Transit Day at the Seashore Trolley Museum

Postby MACTRAXX » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:57 pm

chrisf wrote:
MACTRAXX wrote:A-U-B: Don't forget those of us who are not Facebook members and can not access your pictures...

I viewed them without being signed into Facebook.


CF: On further thought - I checked again and was able to see the pictures without a Facebook wall
blocking them - Thanks for posting, A-U-B. The LIRR MU and #7 NYCT 9327 with its 2000 Subway
Series color scheme are most notable to me...MACTRAXX
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Re: Transit Day at the Seashore Trolley Museum

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:27 pm

Believe they have a MP54 coach from the LIRR,parked on a stub track.
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Re: Transit Day at the Seashore Trolley Museum

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:27 am

Yes,
I left the album marked public for a short time so people can see. You wont need Facebook to Access the album.

Thank you.
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Re: Transit Day at the Seashore Trolley Museum

Postby CRail » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:56 pm

Discussion of MBTA [and predecessors] related equipment as well as the event itself which emphasized Boston may continue. For other matters Seashore, please refer to Seashore's thread.
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Re: Transit Day at the Seashore Trolley Museum

Postby BandA » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:09 pm

Great pictures! Those old red line cars (1400s?) were unbearably noisy! I've ridden those ancient blue line cars from the '20s in the '70s, but I don't remember if they were loud or what kind of seats they had.

Those newer blue-line trains - why were they replaced? They look beautiful. How long were they in service? Aren't they similar to the present Orange Line and the older Red Line cars that are still in service?

Too bad they didn't fix the Washington St EL instead of tearing it down; They could have saved a lot of money and there would be two or three more tracks available for the NEC CR & Amtrak.

[OT?] The T ran AM General buses too IIRC. The AM General buses & Flyer buses/trackless trolleys were much wider and had higher passenger capacity than the GM/RTC buses.
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Re: Transit Day at the Seashore Trolley Museum

Postby blackcap » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:37 pm

The 0600 Blue Line cars, sisters of the 01200/01300 Orange Line cars, at the Museum were in service for 30+ years, from 1978 to 2009, when the last of the 0600’s were replaced by the current 0700-series cars.
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Re: Transit Day at the Seashore Trolley Museum

Postby MBTA3247 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:56 am

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