We need a trolley catcher!
Every trolley car had one and unfortunately ours had been lost to history long ago…
Some progress has been made in the parts procuring department.
This new old stock front head light was donated by Clayton Anderson. It was still kicking around in the Old Bus Garage at the east end of the 3rd Street Bridge. Thank You!
Talk about luck, thanks to the generosity of Cindy Bonarigo who had the Traders Blend shop in Findley Lake, and the efforts of John Kress an antique dealer in Maple Springs NY, the three original interior dome lights have been recovered.
Jim Streib of Kennedy NY dismantled one of the 90 series trollies that sat on his property near Dewittville NY. He had this old original destination sign kicking around for years and was nice enough to donate it to the restoration project.
Here's a close up of the inner workings and the multi-destination scroll. The back is a hinged light box that illuminated the back of the opaque cloth scroll.
Although not a complete set, many of the plan sheets were purchased at a local auction from the collection of Glenn Wigren of Jamestown, New York.
George Sinclair, a postcard collector / history enthusiast from Dunkirk, N.Y., saw this page and decided to donate this postcard to the trolley project. THANKS GEORGE !!!
St. Louis Car Company Archives, Washington University, St. Louis Missouri
Washington University of St. Louis Missouri has the bulk of the St. Louis Car Company records archived in their library. I was able to get copies of some of the factory photos of these cars that have provided some helpful detail.