Image from page 892 of “The Street railway journal” (1884) – Detroit Picture

Identifier: streetrailwayjo241904newy
Title: The Street railway journal
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Subjects: Street-railroads Electric railroads Transportation
Publisher: New York : McGraw Pub. Co.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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sent traffic enjoyed by the former in county and State fairfreight, notably race horses. An interurban official, in speak-ing of the matter, said that the increase of that class of busi-ness on the traction lines is really remarkable. He attributedit not only to the fact that the cost is less, but that the horse-men appreciate the absence of bumping which is experiencedin the switching of cars on the steam lines, which at times issufficient to throw the horses from their feet.—ColumbusCitizen. November 5, 1904.] STREET RAILWAY JOURNAL. 851 CONVERTIBLE CARS FOR FORT WORTH The Fort Wjrth & Rosen Heights Street Railway Companyhas lately received four convertible cars from the AmericanCar Company, of St. Louis, which have several features un-usual with this type of car. The cars are built under the Brillpatents. The vestibuled Detroit platforms are among the in-teresting features of these cars. They are 5 ft. 6 ins. long, andare well supported by platform timbers reinforced by angle

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FORT WORTH CONVERTIBLE CAR, OPEN iron, and by angle-iron center knees which extend well backof the body bolsters. An automatic device controls the move-ment of the vestibule doors, preventing them from striking thedividing rail. The vestibule sashes are composed of singlelights, and are arranged to drop into pockets. The sashes andpanels of the car are raised into roof pockets when not in use.Corner seats for three persons each are provided by extendingthe fixed panels from the double corner posts to the first sideposts. The seats are of the step-over type, and provided withbrackets between the backs and the side posts, which serve asgrab handles, making it unnecessary to use grab handles on theoutside of the posts. The seating accommodation is providedfor thirty-six passengers. The guard rails slide on guides on

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Tagged: , bookid:streetrailwayjo241904newy , bookyear:1884 , bookdecade:1880 , bookcentury:1800 , booksubject:Street_railroads , booksubject:Electric_railroads , booksubject:Transportation , bookpublisher:New_York___McGraw_Pub__Co_ , bookcontributor:Smithsonian_Libraries , booksponsor:Smithsonian_Libraries , bookleafnumber:892 , bookcollection:smithsonian

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