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Subject: Re: [CBQ] Off topic - St. Joe trolley buses
From: "Tom Parisoff via groups.io" <bn2310=yahoo.com@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 02:10:05 +0000 (UTC)
Pete, 
The Vinegar Bridge was a spindly structure, but you could see the yard really well, small as it was. I want to say the electric buses lasted until mid ‘60s, but maybe were gone by late ‘60s. Don’t quote me, though.

Tom Parisoff 
Lee’s Summit, MO
Formerly of St. Joseph, MO




On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 10:31 AM, jpslhedgpeth via groups.io <jpslhedgpeth=aol.com@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

thanks Michael...I was a bit off on my dates.  I grew up in Rock Port..St. Joe just about every week for Music Lesson,  Dental Work.   Our band always came for the  Apple Blossom thing.   

Pete


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Woodruff <mwoodruff54@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wed, Nov 11, 2020 10:11 am
Subject: [CBQ] Off topic - St. Joe trolley buses

Pete:

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.

msw
az

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 8:57 AM jpslhedgpeth via groups.io <jpslhedgpeth=aol.com@xxxxxxxxx> 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.

Pete   
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