abandoned trolley

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Bruce Butler

I came across this apparently abandoned trolley this weekend. It is about 16 miles west of Salt Lake City Utah, visible from I-80, and about 1 mile east of the old Saltair resort building, exit 104. It appears to be the genuine thing; not some fake. The trucks are genuine McGuire Cummings trucks with the gears still mounted. Traction motors are long gone, along with any other mechanical equipment.

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Does anybody know the story behind this one? It would be a tough but not impossible restoration. I wondered if it was a Salt Lake, Garfield, and Western original, or perhaps Bamburger.

Bruce Butler

Here are some pictures of the trucks.

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This building, just west of the trolley, looks like it might have been an interurban substation. I was in a bit of a hurry and didn't have time to snoop further. I could hear voices inside of the building and I didn't want to walk into a drug scene or possibly something worse! I shot my pix quickly and split!

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Guy with the green hat
I don't remember the story behind it, but I think that thing has become semi-famous amongst those on flickr.com. It makes for a good photography subject, I guess.
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