Fans of The Baltimore Streetcar Museum

Fans of The Baltimore Streetcar Museum The Fans of The Baltimore Streetcar Museum is run by me, Logan Tracy. I am a teen who has 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.

Mission: I would like to help bring more visitors to the museum

Operating as usual

Justin and I worked on the tuck for the Baltimore crane, we got one axle switched out. Although its not fully finished b...
09/13/2020

Justin and I worked on the tuck for the Baltimore crane, we got one axle switched out. Although its not fully finished being bolted in, it’s mobile for this weeks projects.

09/13/2020
"THE BEST!" STRASBURG RAIL ROAD & THE # 475 CREW! September 9, 2020

Not streetcar related, but for those who haven’t heard or seen the video of the he fireman at Strasburg Railroad, we had to share it.

No giveaways, you just have to watch and we thank you for doing so! Music: "Forgiven Fate" & "Take You Time" by Dan Lebowitz and "Dulcinea" by Steve Adams.

Today the C-145 crew finished up with priming and painting the exterior green on 16 windows, they also did touch up pain...
09/13/2020

Today the C-145 crew finished up with priming and painting the exterior green on 16 windows, they also did touch up paintings and installed the fright door safety glass.

Today we checked in with New Jersey #26. The interior paint is mostly finished. They will have to do some touch ups. We ...
09/11/2020

Today we checked in with New Jersey #26. The interior paint is mostly finished. They will have to do some touch ups. We also came up with a plan to install the headlight in the car.

09/11/2020
What will New Jersey Transit PCC #26 look like after restoration?

Take a look at what the Baltimore Streetcar Museums New Jersey Transit PCC will look like after restoration.

Today Harry and Matt will show and explain to us what New Jersey PCC #26 will look like inside and out when restoration is complete. They also give some hist...

The only time in my life where the country came to a stand still. Thank you to all the first responders for dedicating t...
09/11/2020

The only time in my life where the country came to a stand still. Thank you to all the first responders for dedicating their life to our county. #neverforget #9/11

09/07/2020
PRT C-145 - The new windows

Update on the Philadelphia sweeper.

Today Matt and Andrew walk us through how the restoration crew on C-145 is putting together the new windoes. Want to help the Museum? Smash that like button,...

The work on the truck for the Baltimore crane has started. The bottom gear box covering and bottom of the bearing off.
09/06/2020

The work on the truck for the Baltimore crane has started. The bottom gear box covering and bottom of the bearing off.

More work on the sweeper got done today. Volunteers test fit all remaining windows. Primed 11 windows and painted severa...
09/06/2020

More work on the sweeper got done today.
Volunteers test fit all remaining windows. Primed 11 windows and painted several others. Completed assembly of 11 of 15 windows. Installed 2 of 4 windows in freight doors.

Installed glazing in man doors and man door thresholds. Installed final piece of steel trim and remaining wooden plugs and puttied in place.

Developed a plan to repair cracked man door and removed remaining hardware from old windows.

09/04/2020
Switching the trucks on C-145

Switching the trucks on C-145

I know this video is longer then most of my videos but if you like streetcars its worth the time! Get a look into how we switch truck out, We had to take out...

26 is now has its interior painted with 3 coats! RMS has started installing the windows back into the car.
09/03/2020

26 is now has its interior painted with 3 coats! RMS has started installing the windows back into the car.

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)
09/03/2020

New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT)

It is with profound sadness that we report the loss of a friend, colleague and trustee of the New York Museum of Transportation. Our friend Carlos Mercado, Jr. passed away unexpectedly late last month.
Charles Lowe president of NYMT commented: “Carlos cared deeply about our museum and loved being a motorman. He was one of the few among us who had actually ridden streetcars in regular service.” Mr. Lowe continued that he knows others that have ridden subways and the North Shore, “but Carlos had ridden PTC (Philadelphia Transit) streetcars to school for several years in the early 1950s. So, Carlos brought life experiences on electric railways to our tiny operation.”
Charles Lowe continued, “One thing I had talked with Carlos about over the years, and had done so again recently, was that it would be great to repaint car 7 into a "tribute" Rochester Transit scheme. We often talked about the problems on the Subway, and we both thought that RTC should have bought 15 or 20 of the Minneapolis PCCs when they became available. Our last discussion was just a few weeks ago when I told him I had bought a few more 1960s RTC bus slides. Car 7 needs to be repainted anyway, and paint is not forever anyway, so I propose that as a fine tribute to Carlos we use a RTC tribute scheme when it comes time to repaint car 7.”
“His passing hits me a bit too hard. Carlos was a regular at Winterfests, and it was always so much fun to see him so energized at those affairs. He was a great friend and I will miss him.”
For Carlos Mercado’s complete obituary follow the link below. https://obits.democratandchronicle.com/obituaries/democratandchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=carlos-heriberto-mercado&pid=196718077

08/31/2020
Unloading C-127 Trucks at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum

Unloading C-127 Trucks at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum

To be able to send snow sweeper C-127 back to scranton we have to put it on these trucks. They got delivered and we will lift and switch the trucks on 4 trac...

Photos of Justin and I taking old wheels up to the shop ans bring 2 axles to the visitor. The axles will go into the tru...
08/31/2020

Photos of Justin and I taking old wheels up to the shop ans bring 2 axles to the visitor. The axles will go into the trucks we took out from C-127. These trucks will be for the Baltimore Crane that will be restored in the future.

Today some of the volunteers from BSM took the train to Paradise via a caboose!
08/30/2020

Today some of the volunteers from BSM took the train to Paradise via a caboose!

The C-145 crew made great progress today dispite the on and off downpours. We started installing new the safety glass in...
08/30/2020

The C-145 crew made great progress today dispite the on and off downpours. We started installing new the safety glass into the new wood frames. We also test fitted into place. They will be fully installed in the future.

08/28/2020
Operating Tutorial - M100 Speeder

Operating Tutorial - M100 Speeder

Learn how to operate one of Rockhill Trolley Museum's Want to help the Museum? Smash that like button, Subscribe for more videos and drop a comment! Like my ...

08/24/2020
Rockhill Trolley Musuem - M100 Ride

Rockhill Trolley Musuem - M100 Ride

Take a ride on the M100 Speeder Want to help the Museum? Smash that like button, Subscribe for more videos and drop a comment! Like my page on facebook https...

Today members from Baltimore Streetcar Museum and Pennsylvania Trolley Museum joined Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys in...
08/23/2020

Today members from Baltimore Streetcar Museum and Pennsylvania Trolley Museum joined Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys in a privite PCC Day at the Rockhill Trolley Musuem.

08/21/2020
Route 15 PCC-lls Oprtator view

Route 15 PCC-lls Oprtator view

Take a ride in the front single seat on a PCC-ll and watch him operate through the traffic of Philadelphia. Want to help the Museum? Smash that like button, ...

NJT 26 Update: Today Harry, Matt, Andrew and myself went to check on the progress of the car and Matt had parts for the ...
08/18/2020

NJT 26 Update: Today Harry, Matt, Andrew and myself went to check on the progress of the car and Matt had parts for the car also. The cream and green is done in the very front of the car. It looks a great together. The outside rollsign area on the side of the car has been replaced. It was in bad shape and almost rusted completely through. We also looked at the front window that had wood filler around it. Dennis will be working on ideas how to put steak back into the window. He also cleaned up all of the stanchions. While the top part will be crome, the bottom will be green. Matt brought the wood for the roof that Jerry Sateriale has done for the car. We also looked at all the small details being painted. 

After helping with switching the trucks for C-127, the FPT did some work on C-145.
08/16/2020

After helping with switching the trucks for C-127, the FPT did some work on C-145.

Today BSM volunteers were able to switch out the trucks for C-127 that will be going to Scranton in the future. We also ...
08/16/2020

Today BSM volunteers were able to switch out the trucks for C-127 that will be going to Scranton in the future. We also had the chance to try out the new awesome jacks the museum just got.

Training session with the new jacks by John LaCosta.
08/15/2020

Training session with the new jacks by John LaCosta.

08/14/2020
PRT C-145 Restoration Update - Episode 2

C-145 update

Today we take a look into what has been done on restoration of PTC C-145. All donations are greatly appreciated, if you would like to help restore this car p...

08/13/2020

In this video Matt is cutting the bolts off for the step boards.

Fans of The Baltimore Streetcar Museum's cover photo
08/10/2020

Fans of The Baltimore Streetcar Museum's cover photo

So here is what got done Sunday Matt, Andrew, Juan, and myself: - All letterboard plates installed and completed.- Remai...
08/10/2020

So here is what got done Sunday Matt, Andrew, Juan, and myself:

- All letterboard plates installed and completed.
- Remaining 4 lag bolts drilled and installed at B end. That completes all bolts through the carbody.
- A end wooden step finished installation.
- 6 small holes puttied and finished.
- Substantial amount of green touch up done, including hard to reach areas behind steel trusses.
- Wooden bumpers received first coat of black
- New door threshold primed.
It was a productive day!

08/09/2020

Andrews turn

08/09/2020

The Philadelphia Snow Sweeper

08/09/2020

Getting ready to work and do a video on the sweeper!

Pictures of SEPTA PCC-IIs being rebuilt as Route 15 is still shut down due to construction projects. Photos courtesy of ...
08/06/2020

Pictures of SEPTA PCC-IIs being rebuilt as Route 15 is still shut down due to construction projects.

Photos courtesy of Bruce Gold

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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?