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 Posted: Fri Sep 10th, 2021 05:38 am
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Dave

This popped up today.

Not the best card.
Neither interurban nor town details are recognizable. 

Anyway, a glimpse of the long gone past.




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Gerold

I know what you mean. 


Here is a special card showing a trolley overlooking Mauch Chunk, PA. 

This town is known as Jim Thorpe, today, and is two hours north of us here. 

It is a favorite place to visit for our family. 

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Butte Montana.  Probably around 1900.




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That is an interesting photo. 

Is it a framed photo ? 

Looks like it was taken through a screen. 

:Crazy:  

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My latest addition is this great shot of a trolley,

used as a promotional card for an Ohio postcard club show in 1985. 

Admission was a Dollar.  :shocked: 

Regards, Dave L.  





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Nice car...

Not sure, seems it has a five window end...

Otherwise, common only in California.




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Gerold,

My first thought was that it was a Brill car,

but the front was not typical for Brill. 


I am trying to determine what trucks are on this car. 

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David Laughery wrote: 
I am trying to determine what trucks are on this car. 


Dave,

They are some very early Maximum Traction trucks.

Have seen them before but don't know any details.

They must have given a lousy ride.




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Gerold,

I can't see enough detail, to ID these trucks. 

The closest I can come (and this is a guess) is a St. Louis Car Co. truck.

I just can't be sure. 


The five window front may give us a better clue. 

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It's obvious the outer (powered) axles have much larger wheels, than the inner (idler) ones.
Inner bearings are very low.  Outer ones are over the main beam of the truck frame.

However, it seems there is no springing, other than maybe small coil springs over journal boxes.
Later 'Maximum Traction' trucks had longitudinal leaf springs.

'Maximum Traction' was a sales name, I assume somebody had it Patented,
and guess several manufacturers built them and paid royalties.




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