Fans of The Baltimore Streetcar Museum

Fans of The Baltimore Streetcar Museum A page dedicated to the Baltimore Streetcar museum and other museums to help preserve historic streetcars. The Fans of The Baltimore Streetcar Museum is run by me, Logan Tracy.

I have been going to The Baltimore Streetcar Museum since I could walk. I started this page to spread the word about the museum with updates, events and pictures. At times, I will also share events from other organizations and museums. If you would take the time to share a update, picture or event I would appreciate it. Thank you.

Operating as usual

Opening Day!
08/15/2021

Opening Day!

08/15/2021

Today is OPENING DAY for The Baltimore Streetcar Museum! We are open from 12 to 5 pm. Please make sure to bring your mask, Baltimore City has mandated it again! We hope to see you!

Preparing the trucks that will be on New Jersey Transit 26.
08/06/2021
New Jersey#26 - Preparing the trucks

Preparing the trucks that will be on New Jersey Transit 26.

Coast to Coast Electric Rail Content We go over what we are doing to prepare the trucks that will go under New Jersey#26 when it comes back to the Baltimore ...

07/02/2021
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Operating Public Service #6 at Rockhill Trolley Museum

The past 2 weekends we have worked on the new wiring for #1050. Last Saturday while waiting for cars to be moved, we mad...
06/27/2021

The past 2 weekends we have worked on the new wiring for #1050. Last Saturday while waiting for cars to be moved, we made the new wire harnesses that will be installed in the car. Yesterday with 1050 in its new home for the foreseeable future, we pulled the old harness out of the car, labeled the controller and traced heating wires.

Watch Will, Ed and myself strip a truck.
06/26/2021
PCC Truck Stripping

Watch Will, Ed and myself strip a truck.

Coast to Coast Electric Rail Content In this video you learn how we disassemble PCC trucks, We take the motors, Brake assembly, Drive shafts, and gears out o...

Today cars where moved to allow a place for 1050 to go back in the restoration shop to allow volunteers to restart the p...
06/20/2021

Today cars where moved to allow a place for 1050 to go back in the restoration shop to allow volunteers to restart the project as the emergency roof repairs have been completed on 1164. This was the first time 1164 has been out of the barn in 2 years.

The Annual Logan Tracy Birthday Bash took place on May 29, 2021 at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum. This was a private ev...
06/06/2021
United Railways & Electric #3828 - First trip out the line in over 20 years

The Annual Logan Tracy Birthday Bash took place on May 29, 2021 at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum. This was a private event due to Falls Road construction and covid restrictions still in effect in the city. This was to officially start the fundraising to restore United Railways and Electric car #3828 built by brill in 1902.

Please use #Restore3828 if you make any social media post about this car, And consider giving this video a share.

Coast to Coast Electric Rail Content The Annual Logan Tracy Birthday Bash took place on May 29, 2021 at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum. This was a private ev...

To help raise money for 3828 we are selling these lights for $8 each plus shipping. As of now we have two ready to be sh...
06/02/2021

To help raise money for 3828 we are selling these lights for $8 each plus shipping. As of now we have two ready to be shipped.

To help raise money for 3828 we are selling these lights for $8 each plus shipping. As of now we have two ready to be shipped.

A special thank you to Matthew Abbott Photography for attending the 3828 fundraiser this past weekend! He has been to ev...
05/31/2021
Baltimore Streetcar Museum May 29, 2021

A special thank you to Matthew Abbott Photography for attending the 3828 fundraiser this past weekend! He has been to every fundraiser I have had at the museum and his support is greatly appreciated. Along with streetcars, he also has a YouTube channel for ship watching! And he did a wonderful video from the event!

Streetcar activity during special event, Logan Tracy's birthday and fundraiser for streetcar #3828

05/30/2021

This car represents the winter (closed) version of the 1902 purchase made by the United from Brill. It could seat 36 passengers. The vital statistics are basically the same as for No. 1164, although No. 3828 is slightly shorter, but heavier due to its closed configuration. Built by Brill, this car was modernized about 1923 be enclosing both vestibules, and continued in service, mostly on secondary lines, until the early 1930s. Like the preceding cars, No. 264 and 1164, No. 3828 used “Maximum Traction” trucks, which has a motorized axle with large wheels and an idler axle with smaller diameter ones. This was the heaviest Baltimore streetcar to be equipped with hand brakes only.

#Restore3828 #3828

We continued our work on the trucks for Public Service #26. The grey is finished and red will be complete in the weekend...
05/10/2021

We continued our work on the trucks for Public Service #26. The grey is finished and red will be complete in the weekend to come.

I had help today from Mason and Will to finish the primer on the trucks for Public Service #26.
05/02/2021

I had help today from Mason and Will to finish the primer on the trucks for Public Service #26.

Matt Nawn started priming the trucks for Public Service #26. We also did the covers for the motors. We hope to make much...
04/25/2021

Matt Nawn started priming the trucks for Public Service #26. We also did the covers for the motors. We hope to make much more progress on this soon. The current trucks have a blown motor and these trucks will be more suitable for the car. We are only working on the trucks and not on El Paso 1503 (7303) as that's not one of our projects.

Andrew finish the bumpers on C-145 today, these protect the headlight and soften the impact in case of a collision.
04/25/2021

Andrew finish the bumpers on C-145 today, these protect the headlight and soften the impact in case of a collision.

Progress at the museum for Public Service #26
04/24/2021
Meggaring the motors for Public Service #26

Progress at the museum for Public Service #26

Coast to Coast Electric Rail Content we preform a "Insulation Resistance Check" on the motors that are for Public Service Coordinated Transit #26My LinksFace...

Progress has continued on C-145, both bumpers have been installed, and interior painting has continued.
04/18/2021

Progress has continued on C-145, both bumpers have been installed, and interior painting has continued.

Congratulations to RTY! BSM was more then happy to help with securing some track for you!"The Rockhill Trolley Museum, o...
04/11/2021
RDC Operating Entities - Pop-Up Metro

Congratulations to RTY! BSM was more then happy to help with securing some track for you!

"The Rockhill Trolley Museum, operated by Railways To Yesterday Inc. is excited to announce that the museum has entered into an agreement with Railroad Development Corporation (RDC) for the demonstration of the Pop-Up Metro system it is developing with its UK affiliate VivaRail. The battery-powered train consists of two remanufactured English Class 230 passenger commuter cars, two motors, each approximately sixty feet long.

The train will be demonstrated for potential customers at the Rockhill Trolley Museum in Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania. A building addition is being constructed on the north side of the museum's Carbarn Two to house the train, and to allow it to be demonstrated at its full potential, the museum’s mainline track will undergo rehabilitation, with the replacement of 500 to 700 ties followed by ballasting and resurfacing. The train requires a high level platform, which will be installed.

The demonstration project is expected to last up to three years. At the end of the project, the carbarn addition will become the property of the Rockhill Trolley Museum.

The Museum would like to thank RDC for this opportunity. We'd also like to thank the Baltimore Streetcar Museum for the contribution of the girder rail for the track outside the building addition. And of course, we thank the volunteers who have worked to make this project possible."

For additional information on the project please click on the link. http://rrdc.com/op_usa_pop_up_metro.html

A description of one of RDC's partnerships - Vivarail, designer and manufacturer of ground-breaking Class 230

The cable car wheel has been moved into its new home, on a concrete slab in the loop.
04/04/2021

The cable car wheel has been moved into its new home, on a concrete slab in the loop.

04/04/2021

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Guys working on Car 26 might be interested to see it in this 1982 short film about the Newark City Subway:
After working on PCC 2168, PCC 7407 and C-145 on September 26, 2020 we operated the streetcars for a couple of trip.
A look back at most of the running roster.
I guess you guys have seen this pamphlet:
We don't usually think of fire-boats to necessarily be related to streetcar operation. At the rail-head facilities such as the Port of Baltimore, however, there is no denying that a railroad's pier-side infrastructure is vital for revenue shipments. Streetcars were vital for moving workers to and from these yards. It is on this account that I ask those who are willing and able to support the efforts of the Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company to help save a very special fire-boat, MAYOR THOMAS D'ALESANDRO, JR. For many years, she protected Baltimore-based business interests along the shores of the Patapsco and Chesapeake Bay. Help bring TOMMY home. Click here for details.
Are you only open on weekends?