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Streetcars

Cia de Transporte Colectivos 1912 Rio de Janeiro Tramway Light & Power 1889
Cia de Transporte Colectivos 1912
Rio de Janeiro Tramway Light & Power 1889
Description:Double-end deck-roof 13-bench open

Equipment Information

Rio de Janeiro Tramway Light & Power 1889 is an open car built in 1912 following a St. Louis Car Company design. It operated throughout Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, into the 1960s including pulling trailers in regular service. In 1965 it was among several Rio open cars imported to the U.S. for use in museums. It was acquired by IRM in 2010 and is in storage awaiting restoration.

Rio de Janeiro Tramway Light & Power 1889 Details

Builder: Cia de Transporte Colectivos
Year Built: 1912
Seats: 65
Length: 40ft 2in
Width: 9ft 6in
Height: 11ft 6in
Brakes: Straight Air
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Deck Roof / 13-Bench Open
Arrived: 2010
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational

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RJTL&P 1889 Ownership History

1912-c1964 – Rio de Janeiro Tramway Light & Power #1889
c1964-c1970 – Magee Trolley Museum, Bloomsburg, PA
c1970-c2000 – Private owner, Topton, PA
c2000-2010 – Electric City Trolley Museum, Scranton, PA
2010-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL