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 Ex. Cleveland SEDT Streetcars (HSR #459-481, odd numbers only)

Ex. Cleveland SEDT Streetcars (HSR #459-481, odd numbers only)

Various manufacturers built these 12 cars in 1902 for the city of Cleveland, OH. They were purchased in 1916 by the HSR, and were sent to the Preston Car & Coach company to be rebuilt. HSR 479 and 481 were destroyed in a severe fire at the Preston plant on Jan. 7, 1917, before ever entering service. The remaining 10 cars were retired and scrapped in 1934

Specifications

Length 47 ft, 5.5 in
Width 8 ft, 5 in
Height 11 ft, 9 in
Trucks CC&F
Motors WH 49
Weight 51 500 lbs
Seating 42

Some of the dates for these photos are unknown, and the locations are often just a guess. If you know either date or location, email me!

(All photos © Tom Luton, except where noted)

HSR 471 at the Sanford yard

HSR 471 at the Sanford yard, between 1917 and 1919. (From the Richard Vincent collection, used with permission)

HSR 475, date and place unknown

HSR 475, date and place unknown (Photo courtesy of the Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives, used with permission)