Traction link

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by CN1, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. CN1

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    Thanks for the great links! There's also Transit Toronto (check their photo section) and Mostly PCCs, with pix of PCCs in 12 different cities (including of course Philly, Cleveland and Toronto).

    Val
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    Thanks C N 1 i have Dave`s CD with most of his pics, he is a great guy. :thumb:
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    Hey thanks for the links CN1. That is terrific stuff. Boy seeing some of those Phila. Trollys takes me back. I remember riding the Trolly With my Grandfather from Phila to out in the suburbs where we lived. That was back in the 50's. I swear some day I got to setup something Traction Wise on my layout. See if I could get some of the P.T.C. Trollys. I have no clue about Traction stuff. Gotta research this. Thanks for the Memories! Robt.
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    Interurban

    Chris, Would you happen to know what this Trolly is. I have'nt a clue about this traction stuff. This maybe a start. Thanks Robt. Hehe hope this works first time I tried this.

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    Thanks Chris - I'll have to give them a call.

    Robt, I don't know where it is but I can tell you what it is. It's a PCC, which stands for President's Car Conference, held in the 1930s by a group of streetcar company presidents to design a standard vehicle. They took over from the Peter Whitt's, the earlier model and were replaced by CLRVs (Canadian Light Rail Vehicle). Toronto is one of the few cities in North America to still have streetcars running in regular service.

    Chris will probably be able to tell you where it was, and also when the last PCC was taken out of regular service.

    Val
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    What a great bunch of links Folks. Thanks CN1
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    Philadelphia Trolly

    Wow, that was quick. Thanks Val. PCC. Ok. That gives me a start. I gotta get some more info. Gosh, I remember these ----I think. Man that was a long time ago. I'm older than dirt. Robt. Oh, by the way it's in Philadelphia Pa.
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    Hi robt46, I see you got all the answer`s you ask for, Great stuff :thumb:

    Here are some more from my CD of Daves Railpix.
    Just to get you going. :wave:
    The firtst 3 are Philadelphia Suburban Transport Co.
    the last 2 are Philadelphia PA.

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    Phila. Traction

    Thanks Chris. Boy this is great. Great shots. This brings back memories. Anybody make these in HO. Robt.

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    I think Bowser does.
    And they have a great new motor in them now .
    the old one was garbage.
    You may have to find a proper HO pole as I think they sell them with a fake one. Why I DO NOT NO :mad:

    Traction is catching my friend you have been warned he he he he :thumb:

    ps I do hope you run live wire. :)
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    For the real detail hounds: I think all the PCCs shown in this thread were "air-electric" cars from before the end of WW II. Recognizable by the large square windows that didn't line up with the seats. Most of the accessories in these cars were run by compressed air -- doors, gong, brakes, windshield wipers. The later cars had small square windows with other windows above them and the accessories were worked by electricity.
    Bec models of England used to make a cast metal kit of an air car.
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    Me thinks you are right on there David. thanks. :)

    Hi Russ, if you email Dave he will send you a smashing C D of all his pictures and he HAS A LOT.
    $5 US when I got mine 5 years ago. :thumb:
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    Catching? Catching? no, no, no, no! Not at all. ;)
    BTW I still have to figure out how I'm gonna string the wires under the catenary... :rolleyes: :D



    Hey, you're very welcome :)



    I remember when I was a kid my folks took me for a ride in what was left
    of trolleys in Montreal, Toronto and NY. Mostly museum-tours
    stuff. :thumb:



    Thank you very much for your link :thumb: :wave:

    .
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    Traction Bound

    Well now you've went and done it! Turned me into a Traction Nut. Now I'm cruising Traction club Websites. Even found one close by. Went to my sad sack layout to see if there's room for them. Ehh- we'll just make room. Hehe. Honestly Thanks fella's for all the info on the PCCs. It really helps. Took a look at Bowser stuff. Seems OK. Must be others that put these out. Hope I can get some info. Hmm. now I gotta figure out overhead wires. Robt. OOps I think this is SEPTA.

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    Hi robt46,
    Philly still run PCC`s colour white with red stripes I think :thumb:

    We have a couple of TTC PCC`s at Rock wood museam, I drove them in the mid 80`s and the CLRV also the ALRV. I work for the TTC btw :p and operated the new ones up to 2001.
    Now Check out Val (spitfires ) web page and you will find a how to make poles to hang overhead.

    In the street I would span them.

    Here are pic of Streetcars in T O. I am wearing the white hat. Charlie is my best mate from the UK living in Vancouver since 1976

    Have fun.

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    And one more the back end of a PCC. :thumb:

    btw I worked that division for 10 years

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