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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A 2014 Merry Christmas and a 2015 Happy New Year

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year plus any additional seasonal greeting to all.
This year's holiday models are both from the  St. Petersburg Tram Collection. The one on the left is a St. Louis PCC while the one in the center - right is a Pullman PCC. Both were built for the Chicago Surface Lines (CSL)/Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) during the time the CTA took possession of the CSL.
Both sets of cars had been ordered when the CSL was in operation and delivered with the CTA was in operation. Oddly the St. Louis PCC has a CTA logo on its side while the Pullman PCC has a CSL logo. The colors of the cars are the beautiful Mercury Green (light green) and Croydon Cream with the belt rail painted Swamp Holly Orange.
Both models are powered with Q-Car Company trucks. They have interior lighting using a Miniatronics lighting system using LED's and working headlights.
Something unusual happen in taking the photo. The electronic camera focused on the nearest model, the St. Louis PCC on the left. This made the balance of the photo out of focus. The photo being out of focus was not noticed until this post was composed. The 11 other similar photos taken at the same time were all out of focus. There's always next year!


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