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

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
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.

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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?