• Mystery Trolley slide

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  by newkirk
 
I don't know if this is the correct forum for this but please forgive me if I'm in error.

I found this in a box of slides marked Branford Trolley Museum, but it doesn't look like it.
The car on the left seems in NJ Public Service colors, but the red car on the right is a head scratcher.
I was thinking Baltimore. No date or photographer's credit. Does anyone know more about this ?

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  by Allan
 
Bill,

I am having a bit of trouble getting into BERA's car roster to check (I'll keep trying) but I did a quick search on Google for 'trolley car 5797' and it appears that the car is a 1939 Baltimore Transit trolley car.

Edit: Further Google checking indicates the car is in the collection of the Trolley Museum of NY.
  by newkirk
 
Allan wrote: Edit: Further Google checking indicates the car is in the collection of the Trolley Museum of NY.
[ I checked on the TMNY web site and they do not have any ex-Baltimore cars. Follow the link below

http://tmny.org/archives.html
  by Allan
 
I checked the Shoreline car roster and they don't have one listed either.

It doesn't mean that either Museum didn't have it at one time.

I sent an email (with a copy of the pic to Jeff Hackner of BERA. Maybe he or someone else up there might have an inkling about the location.

I copied you on the email at you business email address.

I also sent an email to TMNY as they do have a lot of Baltimore Transit cars on their roster. Perhaps 5797 was an old number and they changed to its original number.


You have me really curious about this one.
  by newkirk
 
Allan: Please let me know what the TMNY email states. I know they never ever had any Baltimore Transit streetcars. Unless you're thinking of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum
  by Allan
 
newkirk wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:03 pm Allan: Please let me know what the TMNY email states. I know they never ever had any Baltimore Transit streetcars. Unless you're thinking of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum
As as I hear from them I'll let you know.

Use this link to go to the TMNY roster - or at least images (covering A-K) then scroll down to Baltimore entries. I don't know if they have those cars or just photographs of them. Either way they might have some info.

http://tmny.org/webphotos.php

I looked at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum's site. They have a similar car but dating back to 1902. I was going to send them an email as well but they don't show one on their website.

Look at the response that I got Jeff Hakner (you are copied on it) . He feels it may have been on a railfan's roll of film containing pics from another museum as well as Branford.
  by planespotting
 
That's Arlington Junction. Part of Northern Virginia trolley line. Map and sources below...

The major lines of the Washington-Virginia Railway converged at Arlington Junction, which was located in the northwest corner of the present-day Crystal City south of The Pentagon.[2] The Railway's trolleys then crossed the Potomac River near the site of the present 14th Street bridges over the Long Bridge and, beginning in 1906, the Highway Bridge. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_ ... a_trolleys

Map
https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3883a.ct0 ... 66,0.105,0

Another photo with slightly different angle
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3844791858