General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.
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I probably mentioned this one in a past post but the Lakeland Bus Lines garage is the former MCT trolley barn. I've heard rumors from people that there are still rails visible in the concrete but have no proof of that.
You are correct! The rails were still in the building as of 2002. One of my coworkers is a big traction buff and got a tour while doing some work adjacent to the building. I believe they use the same pits for servicing the buses that had been used for the trolleys. I will check with him when he gets back from vacation.
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" Firstly is a building with the Public Service emblem on it on Valley Road in Montclair. Not sure what the building was used for but the emblem is clearly placed into the concrete. BTW if anyone wants to lend me a hand with a jackhammer maybe we could cut it down... "
My old stomping grounds Semper !
AIR, that building is where my mother and everyone else in town used to go to pay our bills once a month back in the 50's-60's.
It was just a stone's throw from the old trolley barn on Bloomfield Ave. I mentioned earlier in this thread.
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IIRC the Big Tree NJT bus garage off Washington Ave in Belleville (Nutley border) was quite a PSCT (and predecessor) trolley facility. Anyone been in there lately? Any artifacts from trolley car days?
Also, when PSCT took over the NJRT, did the Jewett cars operate on into Paterson? or stop short at the intersection with the River Line in what is now Elmwood Park?
Bring back the Slumbercoaches!!