Gomaco Trolley Company can provide you with trolley manufacturing and engineering consultation on the restoration or renovation of existing trolley cars, along with the manufacturing of new trolley cars.
If you are interested in having your existing trolley reconditioned, contact us for more information:
|John Kallin, Sales Manager
Gomaco Trolley Company
Hwy. 59 & 175
PO Box 151
Ida Grove, Iowa 51445
||Phone: 712-364-3347, 1-800-831-2320
Double Decker Trolley #1759 - Los Angeles, California - Reconditioned In 2008
A double-decker trolley with two spiral staircases has been carrying passengers in Los Angeles, California, since 2002. The trolley is not based on any particular prototype, but was created to move people easily within a large outdoor shopping area. The car runs an average of eight to 10 hours a day, seven days a week. It is estimated the trolley carries approximately 730,000 passengers each year.
The high-volume of passengers and long working hours were taking its toll on the trolley, named #1759. Its owner contacted Gomaco Trolley Company about refurbishing it. It was transported to Ida Grove, Iowa, Gomaco Trolley’s home, and put through an intense refurbishing program.
The program included: total repainting, refinishing all of the original woodwork, installing new flooring and steps, building new brass handrails, rewiring the controls and replacing the controller with the same Gomaco K35G controller as the car in Glendale, California, and repowering the PCC trucks with the appropriate traction motors.
Car #1759 is once again a glossy and beautiful trolley car carrying passengers at its home in Los Angeles, California.