Oporto #172

Oporto car 172 back in service

It has been a long, sometimes bumpy road, but our diminutive two-axle trolley from Portugal is finally back in service, thanks to hard work of our volunteers and generosity of long time members.

The car has four new forged steel wheels, two new axles, one rebuilt motor with a new commutator, one new gearset, and all new axle and motor bearings. If that's not enough, it also has new springs, rebuilt brake rigging, a rebuilt air compressor and pole base, overhauled brake valves, all new airbrake piping and hangers, and rebuilt steps and brake cylinder.

August 14, 2004

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Oporto Supporters

August 14, 2004

The restoration of Oporto trolley 172 would have been impossible without the considerable generosity of Janet and Tod Prowell, long time supporters and volunteers with Rockhill Trolley Museum.

Our sincere thanks for their continuing support of our museum!

(photo J. Salomon)

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