Gomaco Trolley Company built the first closed, double-truck trolley car in the United States since the early 1900's. This authentic replica is now operating in Lowell, Massachusetts, at the Lowell Historic National Park. This car is an authentic reproduction of the 4100 series car manufactured by St. Louis and Laconia Car Company for the Bay State Railway in the early 1900s. Historical accuracy and attention to details were key factors in the production of this car.
Semi-Convertible Enclosed 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 GE motors, 40 hp, 600 volts, air brakes, General Electric K35 controllers and CP27 compressor.
HEIGHT: 11 feet 10 inches.
LENGTH: 39 feet 8 inches.
WIDTH: 8 feet 6 inches.
WEIGHT: 38,000 pounds.
BALANCED SPEED: 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 trim and doors - cherry.
Outer woodwork - ash.
Headlining - birch veneer.
Floor - plywood subfloor with grooved maple boards on wearing surfaces, Douglas fir under seats.
CLERESTORY GLASS: Clear red at ends, except center, white glue glass on sides.
WHISTLES: Ohio Brass three-tone air chime with WABCO valves.
LIGHTS: 11 interior, 2 General Electric Company headlights from Melbourne, Australia, and one portable arc light by Gomaco Trolley Company.