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Date: 03/18/23 12:23
Another Baltimore Transit Company Streetcar Scene
Author: ClubCar

Here is a number 6 Peter Witt Streetcar owned by the Baltimore Transit Company heading across the Patapsco River Middle Branch from Downtown Baltimore towards Brooklyn and Curtis Bay in the south side of Baltimore City.  Photo taken by the late George J. Voith in 1947 or 48.  This bridge, known as the Hanover Street Bridge, is still in service today although the decking has been rebuilt several times.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/18/23 12:26 by ClubCar.




Date: 03/18/23 13:16
Re: Another Baltimore Transit Company Streetcar Scene
Author: refarkas

A first-rate historical photo - Being on the bridge adds to the photo's power to draw me in.
Bob



Date: 03/18/23 14:11
Re: Another Baltimore Transit Company Streetcar Scene
Author: Gonut1

Club Car,
I'm guessing this is a double bascule draw bridge looking at the special trolley wire supports. It is always interesting to see how overhead trolley or catenary is handled by different types of movable bridges, such as this, swwing and lift spans. There is quite a collection of them on the Northeast Corridor in Connecticutt.
Thanks for the Baltimore Trolley photos. It was certainly different times. I was 3 years old!
Gonut



Date: 03/18/23 15:34
Re: Another Baltimore Transit Company Streetcar Scene
Author: ClubCar

Gonut1 Wrote:
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> Club Car,
> I'm guessing this is a double bascule draw bridge
> looking at the special trolley wire supports. It
> is always interesting to see how overhead trolley
> or catenary is handled by different types of
> movable bridges, such as this, swing and lift
> spans. There is quite a collection of them on the
> Northeast Corridor in Connecticutt.
> Thanks for the Baltimore Trolley photos. It was
> certainly different times. I was 3 years old!
> Gonut
Yes, Gonut, you are correct in that the streetcar is actually on the draw span which lifted up in two sections and the polls went with it.  You are very observant.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 03/18/23 20:01
Re: Another Baltimore Transit Company Streetcar Scene
Author: Ritzville

Nice streetcar shot!

Larry



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