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Subject: [CBQ] Off topic - St. Joe trolley buses
From: "Michael Woodruff" <mwoodruff54@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 09:11:26 -0700

Here is a page with a number of photos and some data on the St. Joe trolleys and trolley buses:

My dad was a Tarkio Owl in the 1930s - for him and his friends, a weekend trip to the "big city" of St. Joe was something to look forward to, and to tell stories about long afterward.


On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 8:57 AM jpslhedgpeth via <> wrote:
I can't seem to get the St. Joe depot photo up again, but I intended to note that someplace along the line someone mentioned that St. Joe had "Electric Busses"..indeed they did.  I remember when the electric buggies replaced the "real" streetcars"  I well remember how upset I was by this intrusion.   I do remember those Electric Busses coming along I'm gonna guess late 40's.  They were unique.  in that since they rode on rubber tires the trolley poles and over head wires had to be  "double tracked" since there was no metal rails to provide the return path for the electricity.  

Those electric busses ran at least through the  50's and maybe longer.  The old "Carbarn" was located along St. Joe Avenue in NE St. Joe not far south of the  "Vinegar Bridge.  Tom Parisoff and other St. Joe natives will recall the 'vinegar Bridge which carried  a street over the CGW and to the Vinegar Works.   That carbarn building is now gone, but it was still there 10 or so years ago.


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