This semi-convertible, single-truck car was manufactured by Gomaco Trolley Company for display at the APTA International Public Transit Expo '93. The car is a shortened, single-truck version of the 4100 series car manufactured by the St. Louis and Laconia Car Company for the Bay State Railway in the early 1900s. Though not a replica of an actual car, accuracy to the time period and attention to detail were key factors in production of the car.
After the APTA Expo, this trolley car enjoyed a testing period in Dallas, Texas, and then found its home on the rails in Memphis, Tennessee.
Single-Truck, Semi-Convertible Enclosed Trolley Specifications:
CAR BUILDER: Gomaco Trolley Company, Ida Grove, Iowa 51445
SOURCE OF RUNNING EQUIPMENT: Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board.
RUNNING EQUIPMENT: MV 101 GE motors from Australia, 55 hp, 750 volts, air brakes, General Electric K35 controllers and CP27 compressor.
HEIGHT: 13 feet.
LENGTH: 30 feet.
WIDTH: 8 feet 6 inches.
WEIGHT: 24,400 pounds.
BALANCED SPEED: 30 mph.
SEATING CAPACITY: 24.
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 - ply metal subfloor with grooved maple boards on wearing surfaces. Douglas fir under seats and ribbed rubber flooring on platforms.
CLERESTORY GLASS: White glue glass on all sides.
WHISTLES: Ohio Brass three-tone air chime with WABCO valves.
Headlights - Incandescent dasher headlights with Fresnel lenses by Gomaco Trolley Company.
Interior lights - 11 incandescent bulbs.