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February 3, 2014 by 

Consolidated Railway New Haven 512/ Connecticut Company 865

Delivered in 1905, this Connecticut Company car was in service on the museum’s line and other suburban routes. 

The car was built for suburban service on the New Haven Division.  Trademark of its suburban operation were overhead luggage racks made of brass, a detail not found on typical “city” streetcars.

865 underwent a comprehensive restoration – including those unique luggage racks – for almost 15 years, and in 2018 began carrying passengers down our trolley line, for the first time since 1947.

What Else Happened in 1906?

courtesy of worldhistoryproject.org


Num/Owner/City: 512 Consolidated Ry. New Haven CT  then 865 ConnCo New Haven CT Builder: Wason Date Built: 1906

Num Trucks: 2 Truck Type: Standard O-50 Num Motors: 4 Motors: WH-101B Controls: K-6 Compressor: DH16

Length: 44′ Weight: 45,520 Height: Seats: 44 

Ends: 2 OpenClosed: closed Roof: railroad Structural: composite Type: streetcar


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