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Rio De Janeiro Tramway, Light & Power 1850
1912 Cia de Transporte Colectivos Co.
by Tim Lesniak, July 2006
Car 1850 was built in 1912 by the Cia de Transporte Colectivos Company (CTC), modeled after the St. Louis Car Company's design. The parts for the car were made in the United States, but the car was assembled in Brazil. It is a 13 bench open breezer car that operated in Rio de Janeiro. The car would have pulled two trailers when it was in service. The first trailer would look just like Car 1850, but the second would be missing every other bench for transporting animals. If a passeger wanted to ride in the animal car, they could do so at a reduced fare. In 1965, 1850 was sold to the museum and was shipped to the U.S. on a coffee barge along with Car 1887.
| Controls: 2 - K35
Brakes: Standard Air
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