• Help Identifying Old Trolley Photo

  • 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 Nile
 
I picked up an old original photograph of an open-sided streetcar "#4052" marked on the front body, "PENN-HH" on the destination board, "#15" on a small changeable screen inside the windshield, "Springfield" on a sideplate above the the seats near the roof, "Public Service" on the same panel as the Springfield marking, with the conductor and the driver standing on the running board. Here is what I think: Being open-sided I would think it is a summer trolley, the Springfield line, car #4052, route #15, destination Penn Station, and I don't know what HH Means. The photograph looks maybe from the 20's? On the back it is marked "Stanley Mourant, Photographer, 143 Warren St., Newark, N.J. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks
  by HBLR
 
From wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pu ... lway_lines

It's wikipedia, so who knows, but i'll keep looking. I believe HH is hudson county or hoboken? I'm not sure, will keep digging!
  by HBLR
 
Based on that map i'd say it was running near elizabeth?
  by CarterB
 
PSCT had several 'open' cars they operated on various lines in summer months, including the #15 Nutley Line to http://www.firstbaptistbloomfield.org/belleville.htm (Photo #2 Hillside Pleasure Park, Belleville, NJ.
The Springfield route was #25 and went to Olympic Park, Irvington/Maplewood border
http://mysite.verizon.net/scheurle/trolley.html

Here's a photo of some: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1541500
  by HBLR
 
Very cool stuff there. So sad we lost so much of that system, only a tiny fraction will ever see rail vehicles ever again.
  by Nile
 
If you want I can try to post an attachment. Pretty cool photograph. I am located in Vero Beach, Florida and I bought it here. Weird how things get to places.
  by CarterB
 
Nile, Please post if you can, or post to webshots.com and let us know the url.
  by Nile
 
Here is the photograph. I found this in Florida here where I currently live. Weird how things get in odd places so far away.
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  by CarterB
 
Nile,
Nice photo, good to have for PSCT collection.
  by frostyorange
 
To think those used to run all over the country.
  by Leo Sullivan
 
For what it is worth, here's the same car in downtown Newark.
LS
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  by kilroy
 
Downtown doesn't look like that now, that's for sure.

Great old time photo though.
  by CarterB
 
Any idea where in Newark the photo was taken? Market St at Washington?