Maximum traction truck, 1940

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Maximum traction truck, 1940

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Description

B&S RR car #31 rode on this unique style of truck manufactured by the J. G. Brill Company, Philadelphia, PA, in which the majority of the car weight is placed on the larger motor driven wheels and the smaller wheel set turned the truck as it rounded curves. This arrangement allowed cars to become longer with only two driven axles and to have increased adhesion to the rails.

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About This Item

  • Title: Maximum traction truck, 1940
  • Creation Date: 1940
  • Subject Date: 1940
  • Town: Kennebunkport
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photoprint
  • Dimensions: 8 cm x 11 cm
  • Collection: Streetcar collection photographs
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Seashore Trolley Museum
PO Box A, Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
(207) 967-2712
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