St Louis Car #358 (ex-Johnstown, PA) @ TMNY; Kingston Point, NY
For a while, I was volunteering at the Trolley Museum of New York, located in Kingston, NY. In training for my operators certification, I volunteered for a uncommon chartered night run.
Here is #358 by Milepost 0, Kingston Point on the former Ulster & Delaware Railroad route. This is where the former Hudson River Day Liners used to dock and transfer most of it's passengers to waiting Ulster & Delaware varnish for the run thorugh the Northern Catskill Mountains (not the Borscht Belt)
Now, a little history: #358 was originally an electric trolley car built in 1925 by St. Louis Car Co. It was converted to diesel power (Detroit Diesel) and truck transmission.
#358 underwent extensive restoration since 1991 and was returned to service 2000, with ongoing mechanical upgrades and replenishment since.
dimensions: 41' 5" (l) x 8' 2" (w) x 11' 4" (h)
weight: 38,680 lbs.
seating capacity: 44 (original), 28 (current)
ex-Johnstown, PA #358 (1925-1960)
ex-Stone Mountain, GA #1910 (1960 - 1991)
Minolta Maxxum 9
85mm f1.4 G
Kodak Portra 400 NC
exposure time: 4 sec
Photographed by Philip M. Goldstein, 2006.
Added to the photo archive by Philip M. Goldstein, September 12, 2008.
Railroad: Trolley Museum of New York.
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