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LOCAL F LINE
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« Reply #80 on: Jun 10th, 2016, 11:36pm »
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Map of the RSRy..........
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/keysyst/htm/key062.htm
 
(courtesy: newdavesrailpix)


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LOCAL F LINE
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« Reply #81 on: Jun 10th, 2016, 11:54pm »
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In this early 1950's view, we see two of the ex-NYC El cars at KEY's Emeryville shops, now painted yellow.
 
Today, it is virtually impossible to imagine such elderly equipment going on to a second career at their advanced age.
 
Built in the 1880's, these wooden cars were originally hauled by small Forney engines until all the NYC Els electrified in the very early 1900's.
 
If only their original builders could have seen into the distant future, and witnessed their cars operating under electric power, on the West coast.....they sure built 'em to last, back then.....(!!)  
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/keysyst/htm/key011.htm
 
(courtesy: newdavesrailpix)


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LOCAL F LINE
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« Reply #82 on: Jun 12th, 2016, 10:54am »
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"Bridge Unit" #132 holding down a run on the RSRy.; note SANTA FE facility in the right background.....
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/keysyst/htm/key063.htm
 
(courtesy: newdavesrailpix.com)


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LOCAL F LINE
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« Reply #83 on: Jun 13th, 2016, 12:37am »
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The KEY also handled freight; in this undated view, we see a KEY steeplecab handling two cars on street trackage; a SF box car is coupled just behind the engine........
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/keysyst/htm/key127.htm
 
(courtesy: newdavesrailpix)


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LOCAL F LINE
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« Reply #84 on: Jun 14th, 2016, 3:22pm »
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Two views of early BART equipment undergoing testing.....
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/sf/htm/sf099.htm
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/sf/htm/sf103.htm
 
(courtesy: newdavesrailpix.com)


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LOCAL F LINE
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« Reply #85 on: Jun 14th, 2016, 3:27pm »
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Two rare views of BART's unique "Laboratory Car".......
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/sf/htm/sf111.htm
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/sf/htm/sf112.htm
 
(courtesy: newdavesrailpix)
 


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LOCAL F LINE
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« Reply #86 on: Jun 14th, 2016, 3:32pm »
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A 1970's view of a BART car in shops; note the unusual twin sliding end doors, markedly different from the single panel end doors standard for decades on most rapid transit equipment.....
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/sf/htm/sf117.htm
 
(courtesy: newdavesrailpix)


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Re: The KEY System and BART
 
« Reply #87 on: Jun 23rd, 2016, 4:27pm »
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on Jun 13th, 2016, 12:37am, LOCAL F LINE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The KEY also handled freight; in this undated view, we see a KEY steeplecab handling two cars on street trackage; a SF box car is coupled just behind the engine........
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/keysyst/htm/key127.htm
 
(courtesy: newdavesrailpix)

I wonder if this is a Pacific Electric hand me down steeplecab. I saw one of these at Traveltown in LA a few years back. Talk about your visibility on these things!


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« Reply #88 on: Jun 23rd, 2016, 5:48pm »
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on Jun 23rd, 2016, 4:27pm, NEFAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)

I wonder if this is a Pacific Electric hand me down steeplecab. I saw one of these at Traveltown in LA a few years back. Talk about your visibility on these things!

 
NEFAN:
 
Funny you brought this up!
 
The steeplecab you saw at TRAVELTOWN was originally the NWP's "ELECTRA"; built about 1903,  had four GE motors, but utilized a streetcar-type controller.
 
It was hoped early on that the engine in could be used in passenger service, but it drew so much power that passenger trains would stall.
 
It only operated late at night, after the electric MU commuter trains to and from Sausalito had shut down.
 
In 1906, the engine went over to San Francisco,  to help clear the wreckage and debris from the earthquake and fire.
 
The  "ELECTRA" was later removed from service, and sat in storage for many years at the SP shops at Sacramento.
 
Her last active years were spent on the PE; interestingly, she also, earlier on, saw service for a time on SF's streetcar lines (also UNITED RAILROADS) at its Elkton shops.
 
No photos are known to exist of the "ELECTRA" operating on the NWP......
 
"L.F.L."
 
Source: "ELECTRIC RAILWAY PIONEER" (Harre DeMoro)


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« Reply #89 on: Jun 23rd, 2016, 6:38pm »
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The former "ELECTRA" at Traveltown (the PE retired this engine in 1952).......
 
http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr0107/pe1544.jpg
 
(courtesy: Don's Depot)


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