Brill Deck Roof Trolley Cars By Harry Foesig Soft Cover 1973
Brill Deck Roof Trolley Cars By Harry Foesig Soft Cover 1973
Brill Deck Roof Trolley Cars By Harry Foesig Soft Cover 1973

Brill Deck Roof Trolley Cars By Harry Foesig Soft Cover 1973

Regular price $22.00 Sale

Used


RailroadTreasures offers the following item:
 
Brill Deck Roof Trolley Cars By Harry Foesig Soft Cover 1973
 
Brill Deck Roof Trolley Cars By Harry Foesig Soft Cover 1973 52 Pages
FOREWORD
Although it was not an official designation, the term "standard" could well be applied to that certain type of car, double-truck, deck roof, brought to a high degree of perfection in the last year of the 1800's and produced in large number the decade following. Foremost in this production in all its elements was the J. G. Brill Co. of Philadelphia, whose cars were found on lines throughout the world. Because of the universal distribution of these cars, a revival of interest in them, equally widespread, can be expected.
Obviously, many variations, made to meet individual requirements, are to be found, but a study of the subject is best served by. a comprehensive analysis of the basic design. The pages following, therefore, are limited to that one design as it was applied to cars of one type of car, alone, outnumbered the total of all other designs in the seemingly endless variety of can offered by the Brill Co. 8 to 12 - window lengths and varying only in the construction of the platforms, whether for an open or of a vestibule type. Restriction to these narrow limits can be justified when it is remembered that this
It is our great, good fortune that the original pages of the Brill order books have been preserved in their entirety and that a goodly number of the photographers' original glass plate negatives survive. Street railway journals of that period provide a substantial amount of information on construction and performance and furnish the dimensions so useful to the model maker. The author's personal recollections, too, of these cars, having ridden in them from the time of their first rattling along Philadelphia streets, are not without some small value. The early Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co. cars (open platforms with portable vestibules) and the vestibuled cars of Schuylkill Valley Traction Co. remain fresh in his memory still, and with sentiment, as they must in the minds of any who rode them, wherever they were found.

All pictures are of the actual item.  If this is a railroad item, this material is obsolete and no longer in use by the railroad.  Please email with questions. Publishers of Train Shed Cyclopedias and Stephans Railroad Directories. Large inventory of railroad books and magazines. Thank you for buying from us.

Shipping charges
Postage rates quoted are for shipments to the US only.    Ebay Global shipping charges are shown. These items are shipped to Kentucky and then ebay ships them to you. Ebay collects the shipping and customs / import fees.   For direct postage rates to these countries, send me an email.   Shipping to Canada and other countries varies by weight.

Payment options
Payment must be received within 10 days. Paypal is accepted.

Terms and conditions
All sales are final. Returns accepted if item is not as described.  Contact us first.  No warranty is stated or implied. Please e-mail us with any questions before bidding.   

Thanks for looking at our items.