Southern District

Tower Car in Wilmington

Posted on: December 13, 2009 by PERyHS 2 Comments
Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

A Pacific Electric tower car passes in front of the Wilmington Pacific Electric and Southern Pacific passenger and freight station.

Jack Finn Collection

2 Responses

  1. duncan still

    March 29, 2011

    This particular “tower car” was the trolley wire greaser, it applied grease to the trolley. See the comment on the Newport Beach line about grease on trolley wires.

  2. Bob Davis

    March 30, 2011

    This “system unique” car, 00150, had regular rounds on the PE. On Monday afternoons, it would be on the Monrovia-Glendora Line. Since it did not have 1200-volt capability, Tower Car 00157 was fitted with a greasing pole; traces of this function are still visible on this car at OERM. 00150 is also at OERM, but is stored out of public view in Barn 7.


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