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SPLA&SL flat cars in 1910


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
View of SPLA&SL flat cars including SPLA&SL 3140 in 1910...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Steve Summers
 

Interesting passenger car in the foreground.


On Jan 14, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) <claus@...> wrote:


Hi List Members,
 
View of SPLA&SL flat cars including SPLA&SL 3140 in 1910...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Todd Sullivan
 

I have seen photos of similar flat cars owned by the OWR&N in log service in WA state. Does anyone know if they were a Harriman std design or built by Std Steel Car?

Todd Sullivan


Mark Rossiter
 

The passenger car is clearly a Pacific Electric car, possibly a Huntington Standard car, but it must be a trailer as I see no trolley pole.

 

Mark Rossiter

 

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Randy Hees
 

This car is clearly a trailer, but was built to be converted to a motor car.  It has the board where a trolley poll would be mounted, but also lacks a hook to hold the pole down.  The PE passenger car suggests the photo dates after the "Great Merger" of 1911, when "old" PE, Los Angeles Interurban, Los Angeles & Redondo, Los Angeles Pacific and other electric railways, in the San Bernardino and Riverside areas merged to form Pacific Electric.  I would guess that this is a former LA&R car.  Trailers were not common but were more common on the LA&R, additionally their shop was adept at building and rebuilding cars, and in the process sometimes creating one off designs.  I suspect that this is not a "Huntington Standard" with two open ends and a closed compartment between, but instead a open/closed car.  The larger open end doesn't match any of the known cars.

Randy Hees


Thomas Evans
 

That board seems to have marks indicating that it once supported a trolley pole that has since been removed.
The bell also hints that the car was designed  to lead.
So, was it a former motor since de-motored?
Or did PE have control trailers that could lead?

Tom E.