• Pacific Electric #1510 Motor Power Car?

  • General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.
General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.

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  by farmerjohn
 
Crew mover. As you can see its too small to do anything else really!. :-D
  by FCP503
 
According to "Cars of the Pacific Electric Vol. III" this little shop switcher was orgionally built in 1902 as "old" PE's shop switcher No. 20. PE assigned this unit to it's 7th & Central shops where it moved around lighter cars. In 1918 it was moved to Torrance shops. In 1940 it was renumbered to 00196 and worked there until it was scrapped in 1955 when Torrance shops were closed.
  by farmerjohn
 
FCP503 wrote:According to "Cars of the Pacific Electric Vol. III" this little shop switcher was orgionally built in 1902 as "old" PE's shop switcher No. 20. PE assigned this unit to it's 7th & Central shops where it moved around lighter cars. In 1918 it was moved to Torrance shops. In 1940 it was renumbered to 00196 and worked there until it was scrapped in 1955 when Torrance shops were closed.
I stand corrected, what kind of cars? small flats?
  by FCP503
 
Here is a battery powered shop donkey used by Conrail/NS. http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=251258

While this unit is most likely heavier than than the PE 1510, it is also is used to move locomotives, as opposed to much lighter streetcars. It doesn't take all that much ooomph to move one car or loco around a shop.