Many trolley companies employed the use of specialty cars like 067, a utility car that could haul almost anything from rails and poles on down to spikes. The key here was “utility” – make the car as flexible in function as possible. Thus you see the long deck and the tiny cab. The load was the important thing, not the operator’s comfort!
Referred to by rail enthusiasts as an “outhouse on a raft,” a flat motor like 067 made the job of maintaining a trolley line easier than it would be without the specialized equipment. Crews could carry all the elements of the work with them in one place without hauling a trailer, making it simpler to keep out of the way of the all-important revenue producing passenger cars. Ironically, some of the specialty cars outlasted the passenger equipment, and were used to tear up the tracks and wires after the lines were abandoned and replaced with motor buses.
|Car Number||067||Car Builder||Columbus & Southern Ohio Power|
|Year Built||1923||Type||Street Railway Motor Flat Car|
|Motors||GE 54 (4)||Seats||0|
|Year Acquired||1985||Status||Trolley Display Building Exhibit|