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Electrico Carro Fiesta!
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:13 pm    Post subject: Electrico Carro Fiesta! Reply with quote

Hola, Amigos! Wink

Until fairly recent times, a traction buff traveling to Mexico, indeed, found a treasure trove of historic street railway equipment (a good number of which originally ran in America) to ride and photograph.

PCC's (from several US cities), Peter Witts, ex-PE equipment, and ancient open cars were still in service through the 1960's and into the 1970's.

To think of what historic equipment still remained in revenue service, until not all too long ago!

Enjoy this "Fiesta" of bygone Mexican streetcars........Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the time of this 1950 photo, Peter Witt cars, like the one seen here (operating for Mexico City Tramways) were still in service in several American cities.

Truly a classic streetcar, quite handsome and dignified, even at rest.......

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mx/htm/mxc39.htm

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another Mexico City Tramways Peter Witt, seen here clattering along a stretch of private ROW.......

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mx/htm/mxc08.htm
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A handsome railroad-roof car (quite "interurban-ish" in appearance) is seen here pulling a deck-roof trailer, in this undated photo (QUITE a difference from today's LRV's, that, in so many cities, resemble giant, mutated caterpillars!!) Shocked

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mx/htm/mxc23.htm

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another timeless b/w "Witt" portrait (also, check out those buses in the right and extreme left background!) Very Happy

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mx/htm/mxc32.htm

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This 1968 photo shows one of the second-hand PCC's that once ran in the States; note that left-hand doors have been installed.

IMHO, the PCC is STILL the ULTIMATE in American streetcar design! Wink

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mx/htm/mxc41.htm

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A truly classic PCC portrait of a long line of cars awaiting their next runs, seen here at the Tetepilco depot, in 1971.........

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mx/htm/mxc46.htm

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A historic building of intricate and flamboyant Spanish architecture makes for a magnificent backdrop for this classic Peter Witt.......

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mx/htm/mxc33.htm
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In this undated photo, this elderly Vera Cruz car clearly once ran for the "Red Car" in LA..... Wink

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mx/htm/vcz37.htm

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Toonerville Trolley", Mexican-style........ Wink

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mx/htm/vcz09.htm
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Toonerville Trolley", Mexican-style, (take two)....... Very Happy

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mx/htm/vcz23.htm

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Stretch Limo", Mexican traction-style........ Wink

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mx/htm/vcz18.htm

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This classic "portrait" is for any PCC or trolleybus enthusiast, who can recall the days of "vintage" equipment........ Wink

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mx/htm/mxc18.htm

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A busy Mexico City street scene from 1949.......

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mx/htm/mxc24.htm

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another ex-PE car operating in Vera Cruz........

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mx/htm/vcz38.htm

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