Trolley Modeling in N Scale

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Electra under Cover ~ Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's been quite a few years since I've been to Travel Town, a railroad museum in Los Angeles's Griffith Park. (Here's the LA Park Department's official Travel Town page, and here's one for the Travel Town Museum Association.

Travel Town is basically a static display of old equipment, mostly steam engines, some heavyweight passenger cars (which can be rented out, as my wife did once to throw me a surprise party--thanks Hon, that was awesome!), a some narrow gauge cars, and a few pieces of traction equipment, such as the Electra:

This little steeplecab has a bit of history; it started life on a Northwestern Pacific predecessor in Marin County, and spent its latter career on the PE. In 1906 it did a stint in San Francisco hauling trains of rubble.

(Image from the UC Berkeley Bancroft Library)

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