Gomaco Trolley Company has constructed open-style, double-truck trolley cars, which are operating in Lowell, Massachusetts, at the Lowell Historical National Park, and in Denver, Colorado. These cars are authentic reproductions of the 1597-1600 series cars manufactured by J.G. Brill Company. Historical accuracy and attention to detail were key factors in production of the car.
15-Bench Open Trolley Specifications:
CAR BUILDER: Gomaco Trolley Company, Ida Grove, Iowa 51445
FUNDING AGENCY: Lowell Historic Preservation Commission, US Department of the Interior.
SOURCE OF RUNNING EQUIPMENT: Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board.
RUNNING EQUIPMENT: MV 101 motors from Australia, 40 hp., 600 volts, air brakes, General Electric K 35 controller and CP 27 compressor.
HEIGHT: 11 feet 10 inches.
LENGTH: 43 feet 6 inches.
WIDTH: 10 feet 1 inch.
WEIGHT: 34,000 pounds.
BALANCED SPEED: 30 mph.
SEATING CAPACITY: 90.
UNDERFRAME: New steel construction developed by Gomaco Trolley Company.
FITTINGS: New brass castings by Gomaco Trolley Company.
Double grab bars and foot rests - ash.
Seat backs - ash and cherry in variegated pattern.
Seat bottoms - ash.
Seat end posts - ash.
Inside ceiling - birch veneer.
Floor - plywood subfloor with grooved maple boards on wearing surfaces, Douglas fir under seats.
CLERESTORY GLASS: Clear red at ends, white glue glass on sides.
RUNNING BOARDS: Double, lower one folds.
WHISTLES: Ohio Brass three-tone air chime with WABCO valves.
LIGHTS: 11 interior, 2 headlights reproduced by Gomaco Trolley Company.