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

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
Today Ed, Chris H. and I worked on replacing the brake shoe that fell off of 7407. We where able to install a new shoe w...
03/28/2021

Today Ed, Chris H. and I worked on replacing the brake shoe that fell off of 7407. We where able to install a new shoe with new bolts.

The boston PCC trucks has finished being stripped. They are waiting to be moved on the platform of the shop. A video exp...
03/26/2021

The boston PCC trucks has finished being stripped. They are waiting to be moved on the platform of the shop. A video explaining what was stripped and how it was they will be out soon.

The 50E truck is now completely reassembled. It will be put over the pit to finish it. This truck will go under the Balt...
03/21/2021

The 50E truck is now completely reassembled. It will be put over the pit to finish it. This truck will go under the Baltimore crane to make it moble. We do have to pull the collors off and put new bolts in them before it becomes operational.

The truck for the Baltimore Crane is now fully re-gauged. We switched out the Philadelphia guaged axle for a Baltimore g...
03/15/2021

The truck for the Baltimore Crane is now fully re-gauged. We switched out the Philadelphia guaged axle for a Baltimore guaged axle. The truck now needs to the collars from the old axles. Then the truck will be ready to be put over the pit to finish it.

One of the Boston trucks is now completely stripped of usable parts such as brake assembly, brake head, drive shaft, and...
03/09/2021

One of the Boston trucks is now completely stripped of usable parts such as brake assembly, brake head, drive shaft, and the spine gear. These parts can be used on different PCC cars from ours and other museums. I plan on finishing the other truck this weekend. A video of the process will come out soon after.

The middle of the roof has no bondo in it, so RMS finished it with 2 coats of primer and 3 coats of grey. The areas with...
02/24/2021

The middle of the roof has no bondo in it, so RMS finished it with 2 coats of primer and 3 coats of grey. The areas with bondo needs a special primer that is on the way. Roof vents and shroud have 2 coats of primer, ready for roof. The grey is a perfect match with a nice gloss on it!

#PCCRehabBaltimore #NJT #newjerseytransit #PCC #Streetcar #Trolley

The truck work continued, we were able to get one of the spine gears off one truck. On the other, we were able to get th...
02/21/2021

The truck work continued, we were able to get one of the spine gears off one truck. On the other, we were able to get the brake heads loose. We put the nut back on loosely to prevent damage. We also stripped the trucks of any wiring that could be saved.

02/12/2021

Hard to believe this was 8 years ago!

This area on New Jersey/Public Service #26's roof is where the rubber mats will go. This area has been primed and painte...
02/09/2021

This area on New Jersey/Public Service #26's roof is where the rubber mats will go. This area has been primed and painted before the rubber mat is installed to prevent water from seeping under the rubber. The center area of the roof has been primed. The glossy area shows the actual grey roof color. #PCC #PCCRehabBaltimore #Trolley #Streetcar

Over the weekend, we worked on the ex Boston PCC trucks. We took the motors out of the first truck, pulled the second on...
02/08/2021

Over the weekend, we worked on the ex Boston PCC trucks. We took the motors out of the first truck, pulled the second one out from the shelf and took couplers off of it. We also got the motors unbolted on the second truck. Soon we will be stripping more parts off of these.

Pictured is Matt Nawn, Mike Barron and myself.

I braved the cold and snow to go railfanning. I didnt get any trains in Perryville, but will have a video of Amtrak trai...
02/03/2021

I braved the cold and snow to go railfanning. I didnt get any trains in Perryville, but will have a video of Amtrak trains at Elkton in the snow soon!

Over the weekend I started work on the trucks for a future project. Gary and Ed helped me take the bolts off that where ...
02/02/2021

Over the weekend I started work on the trucks for a future project. Gary and Ed helped me take the bolts off that where holding the motors on. Then I moved the truck from under a shelf around to the fright door. This allowed me to make room to get the one beside it out. I took the bolts off the drive shaft and got enough room to be able to pull the next truck out and carefully swing it over beside this one. We will continue work on these this coming weekend with a video showing how and what we are doing.

We made a lot of progress at the museum this weekend. Saturday crews emptied out track (C-145, 554, 417 and 7407) and tr...
01/31/2021

We made a lot of progress at the museum this weekend. Saturday crews emptied out track (C-145, 554, 417 and 7407) and track 4 (Line car, 2168 and 6119). We took down old scaffolding on 4 track. We then put the inoperable cars on track 4 (Line Car, 6119 and 7303) We put 7407 on track 3. Then the rest on track 1 (C-145, 554, 417, 2168). This allows future line work and work on 2168.

During a waiting period in the car move. Myself and Andrew took a trip up onto the carbarn roof to patch some holes.

I also worked with Ed and Gary on trucks for a future project. There is more info in a post coming soon.

BSM Members made a visit to PSCT #26 at the restoration contractor's facility for a progress check.  Work continues on r...
01/30/2021

BSM Members made a visit to PSCT #26 at the restoration contractor's facility for a progress check. Work continues on repairing old roof damage and final preparation for painting (The brown is bondo). Several sample areas have been painted with the selected gray color and this confirmed the color selected closely matches what was used by PSCT.
#PCC #baltimorestreetcarmuseum #trolley #streetcar
#pccrehabbaltimore

Over the weekend we started to dig out old trucks from the Boston subway, that are similar to PCC trucks for a future pr...
01/25/2021

Over the weekend we started to dig out old trucks from the Boston subway, that are similar to PCC trucks for a future project. The yellow and black truck is a "Dummy" shop truck for 7303. Thats one of 2 that need to be done for the truck swap to happen to get 26 new trucks when it gets home from RMS in Columbia, PA. The axles are 2324.

PCC & U2 Load Testing
01/23/2021
PCC & U2 Load Testing

PCC & U2 Load Testing

we do load testing at the Rockhill Trolley Musuem with the San Diego U2 and PCC from Philadelphia.Coast to Coast Electric Rail Content My LinksFacebook: http...

The roof seams have been finish, along with the dent in the back of the car. The next thing will be painting the roof.#P...
01/17/2021

The roof seams have been finish, along with the dent in the back of the car. The next thing will be painting the roof.
#PCC #baltimorestreetcarmuseum #trolly #streetcar
#PCCrehabBaltimore

Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys
01/16/2021

Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys

Work is continuing on PRT #8042 at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. We would like to thank Bob Jordan and PTM for the photos and update on January 9, 2021.

01/09/2021
San Diego U2 #1019 Audio Ride

San Diego U2 1019

Take a ride on the U2 #1019 while listening to the stop and loud speaker at the Rockhill Trolley Musuem.Coast to Coast Electric Rail Content My LinksFacebook...

Merry Christmas to everyone! 🎅🏻🎄Christmas 2011 and 2019.
12/24/2020

Merry Christmas to everyone! 🎅🏻🎄

Christmas 2011 and 2019.

Harry and I went to see Rob at RMS for  Public Service 26 last night. He is doing a fantastic job with the body work of ...
12/10/2020

Harry and I went to see Rob at RMS for Public Service 26 last night. He is doing a fantastic job with the body work of the car. Top is done on the operators side, and he is currently working on the door side. The back middle of the car has a area with bad dents, one is almost completely through the roof.

A special thank you to Rob for letting me film him while he worked on a area of the car.
#PCC #baltimorestreetcarmuseum #trolly #streetcar
#PCCrehabBaltimore

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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?