A set of four semi-convertible, double-truck trolley cars manufactured by Gomaco Trolley Company are now operating in the downtown Portland, Oregon, district on the Tri-Met MAX light rail line. The cars are faithful reproductions of the 500 series car manufactured by J.G. Brill Company for the Portland Traction Company in the early 1900s. Historical accuracy and attention to detail were combined with passenger and operator safety in the production of this car.
Replica Council Crest Trolley Specifications:
CAR BUILDER: Gomaco Trolley Company, Ida Grove, Iowa 51445
FUNDING AGENCY: Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon and Vintage Trolley Incorporated of Portland.
SOURCE OF RUNNING EQUIPMENT: Chicago Transit Authority and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
RUNNING EQUIPMENT: Westinghouse 1432H traction motors, 55 hp, 750 volts, air brakes, Westinghouse cineston controller installed in a replica K35 enclosure, Westinghouse YX-25 Motor-Generator with a Quincy 325LS compressor.
HEIGHT: 12 feet 7 inches.
LENGTH: 40 feet.
WIDTH: 8 feet 6 inches.
WEIGHT: 55,000 pounds.
SPEED: 0-30 mph.
SEATING CAPACITY: 40.
UNDERFRAME: New steel construction developed by Gomaco Trolley Company.
FITTINGS: New brass castings by Gomaco Trolley Company.
Window sash and interior trims and doors - oak.
Outer woodwork - ash and oak.
Headlining - tongue and groove oak and oak veneer.
Floor - ply metal subfloor with grooved maple boards on wearing surfaces, Douglas fir under seats and ribbed rubber flooring on platforms.
CLERESTORY GLASS: Laminated white glue glass on all sides.
WHISTLES: Ohio Brass three-tone air chime with WABCO valves.
Headlights - Automotive sealed beam headlight in housing by Gomaco Trolley Company.
Marker lights - Automotive-style low voltage market lights.
Interior lights - 110 volt AC incandescent bulbs powered by an onboard voltage inverter.