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Goes without saying that these great seats for Portuguese trams could have been exclusively manufactured only in Philly! #tram22 #linha22 #line22 #porto #portugal #philly #philadelphia #phila #jgbrillco #jgbrill #electricodoporto

In case you've missed it, TMNY reached yet another milestone last Saturday, January 28th when a team of six volunteers completed a test run on car no. 120 towards Kingston Point Park late that afternoon. After over sixteen years, this Model 55 "Doodlebug" car has awoken from its long slumber. There's a few more things left to be done on car 120. But for now, please enjoy this short clip by Liam Wexler!
#tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingston #kingstonpoint #kingstonpointpark #ulstercounty #jgbrill #interurban #doodlebug

Last weekend: Nothing like track-work on a rainy day. Notice our circa 1933 Oporto built maintenance car still hard at work after 84 years. #railroad #railfans #railfannation #railfans_of_instagram #trolley #oporto #trolleycar #tram #streetcar #trackwork #maintenanceofway #rockhilltrolleymuseum #rockhillfurnace #jgbrill #livinghistory #ibeenworkinontherailroad

This week's TMNY Throwback Thursdays photo features two images of J.G. Brill Model 55 interurban car no. 120, dates unknown. Built in 1929, car 120 started out as a vehicle used by Sperry Rail Service as car no. 105. It was renumbered to 120 later on. In later years, it served other purposes, including as a munitions car for Remington Arms.
Being our museum's sole means of transporting visitors from 1983 to 2000, car 120 was sidelined for several years due to engine problems. This year, a small team of volunteers and engine experts aim to get car 120 right back into active duty.

Photos: Clint Chamberlin Collection.

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This week's TMNY Throwback Thursdays photo takes us back to our beginnings in the city of Kingston. Starting with our first day of operations there on July 4, 1983 and for several years afterwards, our J. G. Brill Model 55 Interurban "Doodlebug" car no. 120 moved visitors throughout our museum property.

In 2000, the car suffered serious engine failure, forcing us to ground car 120, and hastily move our Johnstown car no. 358 into service.
Today, a small team of mechanics is working to finally return car 120 into service, aiming for a late summer debut of the car. Work on car 120 has been ongoing over the last few months and is very close to completion. Be on the lookout later this summer!
Photo by Bill Myers, June 1984. James McGinty Collection.
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MOST RECENT

For the first in the Trolley Museum of New York's history, the trolley museum had a dual car system running both Johnstown Traction Co. trolley car no. #358 and J.G. Brill Model 55 Interurban Doodlebug car no. 120 we're running at the same time, providing service to visitors attending Hooley on the Hudson. Photo: Allen Hughes, 9/3/17.

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Here we have 98% of the no. 2 side of our J.G. Brill interurban car no. 120 stripped of paint last week 8/19, including under the roof. Photo: Harold Greenblatt.
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Our volunteers have been hard at work every weekend this summer, doing their best to make our museum shine!
These photos were taken last Saturday August 5th and Saturday August 12th by our volunteers Justin Myrick and Patrick McGinty. Swipe to see them. On August 5th, volunteers cleaned up and trimmed some of the brush along our mainline. Interurban car no. 120 assisted volunteers along the line.
On August 12th, volunteers completed a clean-up of part of our yard, picking scrap wood and metal from the property to be carted away. Our City of New York IND R4 car no. 825 was given a good scrub down in preperation for exterior body work, which will begin shortly. And, our J.G. Brill interurban car no. 120 received more exterior car body work, in oreparation for a repaint, which will also begin very soon.
As always, many thanks to all of our volunteers and trustees for all of their efforts!

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Today, volunteers proceeded with another yard shuffle that led to a first in our museum's history. A five-car consist operated with our Whitcomb diesel locomotive no. 9 and J.G. Brill interurban "doodlebug" car no. 120, as they pulled flatcar F401, IRT Lo-V car no. 5600, and IND R4 car no. 825. The shuffle was done in preparation for two major projects, the restoration of Whitcomb diesel no. 9 and that of R4 car no. 825. Both will begin in a matter of weeks, in conjuntion with restoration work on BMT "Q-Type" car no. 1602A and B&QT PCC trolley car no. 1000. Please swipe to view all photos.
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Meanwhile, as volunteers were installing signals on our museum grounds, other volunteers were prepping our "doodlebug" car no. 120 for a repaint! Note the yellow paint scheme underneath the red, as that was the color no. 120 wore originally when new. Lots of progress at TMNY! Photo: Steven Myrick.
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Members of Boy Scout Troop 42 of New Fairfield, Connecticut came to visit our museum! Here they are posing with our car no. 120!

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Mother's Day Special - our JG Brill Model 55 interurban "doodlebug" car no. 120 made some special runs this afternoon along our mainline. Today marked the first time since 2000 that no. 120 ran in regular service at the museum today! Photo: Allen Hughes.

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TMNY Throwback Thursdays returns with this photo of our J.G. Brill Model 55 "doodlebug" interurban car no. 120 on the mainline track, which at the time of this photo, was severely overgrown with plantlife. The museum has indeed come a long way. Photo: James McGinty, 6/15/1991.
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Last weekend: Nothing like track-work on a rainy day. Notice our circa 1933 Oporto built maintenance car still hard at work after 84 years. #railroad #railfans #railfannation #railfans_of_instagram #trolley #oporto #trolleycar #tram #streetcar #trackwork #maintenanceofway #rockhilltrolleymuseum #rockhillfurnace #jgbrill #livinghistory #ibeenworkinontherailroad

Check out our Johnstown Traction Co. car no. 358 and our J.G. Brill Model 55 "doodlebug" interurban car no. 120 side-by-side on our museum grounds. Taken by our Vice President Allen Hughes, 4/30/17.
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Last week, museum volunteers, with the help of Central Hudson, retrieved rail and telephone poles along our mainline. Our JG Brill Model 55 "Doodlebug" Interurban car no. 120 assisted in the task, pulling along the City of New York IND flatcar no. 401, to retrieve these vital items. Here, we have car 120 pushing flatcar no. 401 back to the museum grounds, the flatcer loaded with rail and telephone poles. We thank Central Hudson for their help! Video: Allen Hughes, 4/17/17.

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Last week, museum volunteers, with the help of Central Hudson, retrieved rail and telephone poles along our mainline. Our JG Brill Model 55 "Doodlebug" Interurban car no. 120 assisted in the task, pulling along the City of New York IND flatcar no. 401, to retrieve these vital items. Here, we see rail being loaded onto the flatcar. We thank Central Hudson for their help! Video: Allen Hughes, 4/17/17.

#tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingston #kingstonny #ulstercounty #newyork #hudson #centralhudson #jgbrill #interurban #doodlebug #teamwork #volunteer

Our ex P&W/ex Red Arrow/ex Septa "Strafford Car".
This car was one of 11 built for the P&W by JG Brill between 1924 and 1929, and originally was classically ornate with a top speed of 44mph. However, the stock market crash motivated a shift of the P&W from a normal interurban trolley line to a high speed commuter line, and with the arrival of the modern and lightening fast Brill Bullets in 1931 these practically new cars were already obsolete for use of the P&W. As a result they were rebuilt to be faster and more austere; now capable of reaching up to 68mph. Remarkably this car, along with the bullets, remained in continued high speed service until about 1989.

An illustration of the JG Brill car works in 1895. JG Brill was founded in 1868 by German immigrant Johann Georg Brill and his son, who first started makes horse cars in a small shop at 31st and Chesnut st. In 1890 they moved to their sprawling permanent site on Woodland ave seen here. Brill soon became the largest producer of train and trolley cars in the world, delivering 1500 trolleys to Philadelphia Rapid Transit alone between 1911 and 1913. Their plant was directly hooked up to the city trolley system and cars would roll out of the factory right onto the city streets. In 1939 they designed the groundbreaking "Bullet Cars" for the P&W Railway, now the Norristown High Speed Line, in 1931; they were the first cars to be tested in a wind tunnel and could exceed 90mph in operation. However, their decision not to buy into the PCC trolley program proved fatal, and their Brilliner design was less than successful, building their last trolleys for the Red Arrow transit company in Delaware county in 1941. By the time production stopped they had built over 30,000 trolleys for cities across the globe. During the war they built trucks and other items for the military, and postwar produced buses and trolley-buses, but by 1954 orders had dried and the plant shut down and was sold. #phillyprimeshots #igersphilly #phillygram #madeinphilly #jgbrill #workshopoftheworld #industrialheritage #industry #vintage_philly #swphilly #railfannation #railfans_of_instagram #factory #lithograph #phillyhistory

Both of our Oporto single trucked trolleys out waiting to be checked for clearances for the new platform we are planning to build. #orbisonia #railfans #rockhillfurnace #rockhilltrolleymuseum #transit #trolley #trolleycar #livinghistory #railfanning #railfannation #railfans_of_instagram #oporto #jgbrill

Our interurban no. 120 at work! Today, museum volunteers, with the help of Central Hudson, retrieved rail and telephone poles along our mainline. Our JG Brill Model 55 "Doodlebug" Interurban car assisted in the task, pulling along the City of New York IND flatcar no. 401, to retrieve these vital items. We thank Central Hudson for their assistance today! Photo: Allen Hughes.

#tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingston #kingstonny #ulstercounty #newyork #hudson #centralhudson #jgbrill #interurban #doodlebug #teamwork #volunteer

Throwback Thursday: Brill Bullets in the P&W carbarn in the 1980s in three different paint schemes; Red Arrow, Septa's original from the 1970s, and the eventual Septa red white and blue. #delco #philadelphiaandwestern #railfans_of_instagram #railfanning #jgbrill #madeinphilly #phillygram #philly #phillyhistory #phillyprimeshots #igers_philly #transit #trolley #upperdarby #tbt #septa #septa_social #septasuburban #brillbullet

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Built in 1931 by J.G. Brill for the Philadelphia & Western Railroad's Norristown line this car served with Red Arrow and SEPTA until 1990. The cars were nicknamed "bullets" both because of their streamlined nose and their running speed of 70mph. #transitmuseum #livinghistory #streetcar #brillbullet #jgbrill #philly #phillygram #philadelphia #phillyhistory #phillyprimeshots #igers_philly #septa #septa_social #iseptaphilly #norristown #norristownhighspeedline #madeinphilly #nhsl #delco #interurban

TMNY Throwback Thursdays returns this week with a glimpse of the museum grounds as it appeared in 1985.
In the two years since establishing the city of Kingston as its home, the museum was thriving along nicely. Our JG Brill "Doodlebug" car no. 120, pictured on the left, was by now taking passengers to Kingston Point. And much of the museum grounds was taking shape. As you can see, even the grounds itself looked drastically different than how it looks now in 2017. That trolley barn, pictured in the center, once stood roughly where the parking lot, picnic area, and Track A stand now. Even the surrounding area was a completely different place back then, for most of our neighbors were industrial businesses.
Today, TMNY continues to grow and become stronger. Thanks to our volunteers, we continue to strive to leave it all better than we found it.
Photographer unknown, 1985. TMNY Archives.

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While our Brill center door car 61 is worse for the wear and awaiting restoration car 66 at the #pennsylvaniatrolleymuseum has been immaculately restored to running condition and amazing they are working on restoring sister car 73 currently as well. #septasuburban #trolleycar #trolley #transit #philadelphia #railfan #redarrow #redarrowlines #restoration #rockhillfurnace #rockhilltrolleymuseum #jgbrill #madeinphilly #septa #septa_social #iseptaphilly #delco #mediapa #philly #phillygram #phillyhistory #phillyprimeshots #igersphilly #igers_philly #washingtonpa

Built in 1931 by J.G. Brill for the Philadelphia & Western Railroad's Norristown line this car served with Red Arrow and SEPTA until 1990. The cars were nicknamed "bullets" both because of their streamlined nose and their running speed of 70mph. #transitmuseum #livinghistory #streetcar #brillbullet #jgbrill #philly #phillygram #philadelphia #phillyhistory #phillyprimeshots #igers_philly #septa #septa_social #iseptaphilly #norristown #norristownhighspeedline #madeinphilly #nhsl #delco #interurban

Car 1009 was built in 1936 by the JG Brill Company for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge Line where it ran until the line ceased operations in 1968. It was sold for use on the Broad Street Subway where it served until retired by SEPTA in 1984. #railfannation #railfans_of_instagram #railfans #railfan #rockhillfurnace #rockhilltrolleymuseum #masstransit #patco #broadstreetsubway #septa #septa_social #iseptaphilly #philly #phillygram #phillyhistory #phillyprimeshots #igers_philly #jgbrill #madeinphilly #livinghistory #transitmuseum

1929 Semi-convertable built as a copy of a J.G Brill trolley design by S.T.C.P in Oporto, Portugal.
Philadelphia's JG Brill was at the time the worlds most prolific trolley builder, and it's designs were exported and copied all over the world.
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Harrisburg Railways #710.
Built by JG Brill in 1914 this semi-convertible wooden car was used in Harrisburg until streetcar service was abandoned in 1939. After that this trolley was sold and used as a summer home for 47 years until acquired by the museum. Today she rests in carbarn 2 awaiting restoration.
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A plate from JG Brill on a center door trolley built for Red Arrow at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. While we have one of these cars it is awaiting restoration. #railfannation #railroad #railfans #railfan #jgbrill #rockhillfurnace #rockhillfurnace #philly #phillygram #phillyhistory #phillyprimeshots #igers_philly #pennsylvaniatrolleymuseum #madeinphilly #railfannation #tram #transit #trolley #streetcar #septa #iseptaphilly #septa_social #redarrow

The beautiful wood and rattan interior of the circa 1904 car 249. This car was built by Brill as a semi-convertible type, meaning the windows could be raised into the ceiling to give a open air car effect in warmer months. This car was built for use in Oporto, Portugal and was made extra narrow to fit down their narrow seats. #madeinphilly #igers_philly #phillyhistory #phillyprimeshots #phillygram #railfan #railfanning #railfannation #rockhillfurnace #rockhilltrolleymuseum #trolley #tram #transit #streetcar #vintage #jgbrill

Car 1875 is a 1912 open air car built by Philadelphia's own JG Brill for the CTC (Companhia de Transportes Coletivos) in
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
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Some of the museum's most valuable pieces of equipment in one photo. In this photo you will see: former New York City Transit R16 car no. 6398, Port Authority Trans Hudson PA-1 car no. 143, Whitcomb diesel locomotive no. 9, Johnstown Traction Company trolley car no. 358, and the J.G. Brill Model 55 Interurban car no. 120. For the first time in the museum's history, we have three self-propelled transit vehicles in working order. A great feat accomplished by our dedicated volunteers. Thank you!
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Happy Thursday! As you probably already know, last weekend our volunteers test ran our JG Brill Model 55 interurban car no. 120 along the mainline to Kingston Point and back. This was the first time in sixteen years no. 120 ran, a huge milestone reached by our amazing volunteers! For this occasion, TMNY Throwback Thursdays returns with this amazing shot of no. 120 at one of its previous homes, the Shoreline Trolley Museum in East Haven, CT in 1982. The following year, no. 120 would be the car to begin operations when our museum moved to its permanent home in Kingston, NY.
Photo by Alan Zelazo.
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In case you've missed it, TMNY reached yet another milestone last Saturday, January 28th when a team of six volunteers completed a test run on car no. 120 towards Kingston Point Park late that afternoon. After over sixteen years, this Model 55 "Doodlebug" car has awoken from its long slumber. There's a few more things left to be done on car 120. But for now, please enjoy this short clip by Liam Wexler!
#tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingston #kingstonpoint #kingstonpointpark #ulstercounty #jgbrill #interurban #doodlebug

Car no. 120 - Operational! Today, TMNY reached yet another milestone. A team of six volunteers completed a test run on car no. 120 towards Kingston Point Park late this afternoon. After over sixteen years, this Model 55 "Doodlebug" car has awoken from its long slumber. There's a few more things left to be done on car 120. Photo by Harold Greenblatt.
#tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingston #kingstonpointpark #ulstercounty #jgbrill #interurban #doodlebug #volunteer #getinvolved

This week's TMNY Throwback Thursdays image takes us back into the archives. In the distance on Ferry Street, comes our Model 55 "Doodlebug" interurban car no. 120. Formerly Sperry car no. 105 when first built, no. 120 previously moved museum visitors on our tracks. Life along 'The Strand' was different in the early years when we started; today, Downtown Kingston bustles with business, good food, and lots of people that come from near and far. At the museum, we are extremely happy to be a part of the city's development. Car no. 120 will soon return to the rails.
Photo by Robert Haines, September 7, 1987.

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This week's TMNY Throwback Thursdays photo features two images of J.G. Brill Model 55 interurban car no. 120, dates unknown. Built in 1929, car 120 started out as a vehicle used by Sperry Rail Service as car no. 105. It was renumbered to 120 later on. In later years, it served other purposes, including as a munitions car for Remington Arms.
Being our museum's sole means of transporting visitors from 1983 to 2000, car 120 was sidelined for several years due to engine problems. This year, a small team of volunteers and engine experts aim to get car 120 right back into active duty.

Photos: Clint Chamberlin Collection.

#tbt #throwbackthursday #tmny #trolleymuseumny #kimgston #jgbrill #interurban #doodlebug #sperryrailservice

This week's TMNY Throwback Thursdays photo takes us back to our beginnings in the city of Kingston. Starting with our first day of operations there on July 4, 1983 and for several years afterwards, our J. G. Brill Model 55 Interurban "Doodlebug" car no. 120 moved visitors throughout our museum property.

In 2000, the car suffered serious engine failure, forcing us to ground car 120, and hastily move our Johnstown car no. 358 into service.
Today, a small team of mechanics is working to finally return car 120 into service, aiming for a late summer debut of the car. Work on car 120 has been ongoing over the last few months and is very close to completion. Be on the lookout later this summer!
Photo by Bill Myers, June 1984. James McGinty Collection.
#tbt #throwbackthursday #tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #ulster #hudson #interurban #jgbrill #doodlebug

Goes without saying that these great seats for Portuguese trams could have been exclusively manufactured only in Philly! #tram22 #linha22 #line22 #porto #portugal #philly #philadelphia #phila #jgbrillco #jgbrill #electricodoporto

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