Off my trolley – streetcars and trolley layouts – repost



Whilst we’re on holiday this week, I’ll repost the all-time top four posts on the blog. Still the most popular post is this one trolley layouts.  If it’s so popular, why don’t we see more layouts???

Again we need a cultural translation here: trolley = streetcar = tram.  Streetcars tended to be smaller that the big interurbans running between towns.  But you could find an interurban winding its way through the city traffic on its way to the city terminal.

What is missing from a trolley layout is extensive freight operations.  Freight cars might be seen on inner city tracks, but this was not common.  What you might see is a freight motor (in the UK think the Southern Region Motor Luggage Van) moving small quantities of freight around.  But the passenger service is intense, although it will consist of a single coach, or perhaps two.  (Having said all this, there…

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Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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