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Author Topic: When your drug store has a traction drive through.  (Read 2043 times)
Terry Toenges


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« on: January 29, 2019, 03:53:28 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 04:35:59 PM »

Great pic Terry.
And look at that tight radius on that turnout!
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 10:55:05 AM »

Picture didn't come throught for me.
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 11:26:40 AM »

Can everyone else see it?
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 11:28:11 AM »

Can everyone else see it?
No problem here.

Reminds me of the song lyrics, "...till the train runs out of track."

 Cheesy
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Trainman203

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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 01:01:13 PM »

Remember the “Victoria Station “ restaurants?  They had railroad cars stuck on them for dining space.  This reminds me of them.
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2019, 07:24:26 PM »

Total newbie question: Could a Decapod be used for street running on those curves??

Old timers answer: Bwahahahahahaahah! (catches breath) Hahahahahahahaa! (gasp) Ha.

Len
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 07:39:04 PM »

As long as it stops at the stop lights like the trolleys.
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2019, 10:20:20 PM »

That street trackage switch looks like the EZ track no. 3 switch. You know, the one everyone wants their EM-1 or 2-10-2 to go through. 😲😱😂😂.
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2019, 10:27:20 PM »

Oh ... about street running and traffic lights.  Back home the T&NO main line ran down a major street, Washington Ave., for about 6 blocks.  At the intersections some city planning moron had put stop signs on Washington Ave. Cars crossing the tracks and crossing Washington Ave  thought the trains were supposed to stop at the stop signs and were always getting hit.🤭😱😂😂😂😮.
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2019, 11:44:26 PM »

I wish I knew where this happened.  One can only guess as to what happened.
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2019, 12:24:17 AM »

Here's the story -
http://www.brownstonedetectives.com/so-a-streetcar-walks-into-a-drugstore-1931/
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2019, 11:58:25 AM »

Thanks for posting the details.

The story brings up an interesting facet in trolley history.

Lots of folks are quick to blame GM for their "conspiracy" to replace street cars with buses. I'm not saying there wasn't. But the reality is that by the late 40s, the public perceived street cars to be antiques, lumbering down the middle of crowded streets often blocking traffic . Buses were considered "modern." I'm sure reading stories like this one back then contributed to the public's perception.
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2019, 10:23:27 PM »

There are many reasons for the passing of the street cars.  One of the biggest was more people driving, less people riding.  Systems were not updated. For those that updated to pcc cars, Gm was a big part.  Some cities wanted to street car company to remove the snow from the streets. however the street cars are making a come back and what happened to GM.
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2019, 11:13:18 AM »

Ok quiz time.  Which track was that streetcar on and which direction was it traveling?  Two big clues are there.  First correct answer gets.... recognition 😂,
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