Trolley Cars, For The SDMTS System

Orange Line
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Here an Orange Line trolley pulled into the 12th Street and Imperial Station.


Trolley Cars Of The SDMTS System   •  San Diego Metropolitan Transit System external link   •  San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 2 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:54:55 Saturday 10 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0924
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Driver's Compartment
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A driver compartment was at either end of the articulated trolley car. Near the driver door was the hardware used to load and unload wheelchairs and the like.


Trolley Cars Of The SDMTS System   •  San Diego Metropolitan Transit System external link   •  San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 2 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:55:25 Saturday 10 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0925
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Passenger Compartment
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The passenger compartment of a typical trolley car. Note the padded seats and the large number of trapeze bars used when the trains were crowded into standing room only.


Trolley Cars Of The SDMTS System   •  San Diego Metropolitan Transit System external link   •  San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 2 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:55:32 Saturday 10 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0926
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Press To Open Door
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The doors were opened by pressing a button on either side. Note that the button was in the aisle, not near the door. A hasty person could approach the door and up close not see the button.


Trolley Cars Of The SDMTS System   •  San Diego Metropolitan Transit System external link   •  San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 2 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:58:45 Saturday 10 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0927
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Low Entry With Stairs
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The doors were opened for entry by pressing a button on either side of the doors. Once open, despite low ground level entry, one was faced with stairs to climb.


Trolley Cars Of The SDMTS System   •  San Diego Metropolitan Transit System external link   •  San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 2 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 14:00:29 Saturday 10 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0929
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