Vintage Electric Streetcar Company
The Vintage Electric Streetcar Company (sometimes known as the Windber Trolley Graveyard) is located at the end of 19th Street (east of Graham Avenue/PA Rte. 160) in Windber, PA. The property is PRIVATE, and people accessing the property may be subject to fines/imprisonment for trespassing.
Access to the site is by appointment only. Tours were once handled by an outside company, but in 2017 were handled locally. Tours cost $30 in 2017 and were offered a few times during the year, with the first in the spring. Tours last from 10am to 3pm and began with a brief history and safety talk before visitors are allowed to explore the site.
Trolleys are represented from the following agencies: Chicago Transit Authority (also Chicago Surface Lines), GCRTA, MBTA, PA Transit, New Hope Steam Railway (although lettered for Trenton, New Hope, and Lambertville Street Railway), Twin City Rapid Transit Company, SEPTA and TTC.
This roster may be incomplete and/or outdated.
At last record, the Vintage Electric Streetcar Company holds approximately 50 rail passenger cars on their property in Windber, PA. All vehicles are in various conditions, and none are known to be in operation. Passenger cars that are able to be salvaged close to entirety are stored in a shop on the premises.
Shaded entries indicate cars that are no longer part of Vintage Electric Streetcar Company. Notable removals from the all-time roster include six cars that are presently in use by Kenosha Area Transit, in Wisconsin.
|20||1949||St. Louis||Streamliner||Received in 1986.
|56, 58||1947||St. Louis||PCC
|Received in 1982.
|73, 77, 89,
|Received in 1987.|
|362||1925-1926||St. Louis||Birney||Received in 1984.
|1951||St. Louis||PCC II
Rapid Transit Car
|Received in 1994.|
|1703, 1736, 1738,
1754, 1771, 1777
|Received in 1995.
2274, 2279, 2283,
|1946-1954||St. Louis||PCC||Received around 1985.
3285, 3326, 3346
|1945-1951||Pullman||PCC||Received around 1992.|
|Ex-TTC, same fleet number.|
|VESC owned vehicles from 1996-2000.
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- Boston.com, Why are old Green Line trolleys wasting away in rural Pennsylvania?, Amanda Hoover, September 6, 2015
- Uncovering PA, Touring the Abandoned Trolley Graveyard Near Johnstown, Pennsylvania, December 2, 2016.
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- YouTube, HAUNTING, Abandoned Trolley Graveyard in the Woods. PA, USA, Carla Yeatts, November 21, 2016
- YouTube, Train Graveyard, Crunchy Taco, June 3, 2016.
- YouTube, SECRET Abandoned Trolley Graveyard Hidden Deep in the Woods, Interesting Creepy and Abandoned, February 10, 2017.
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- YouTube, Drone discovers abandoned trolley graveyard], Exploring with Purkz, February 11, 2016.
- ↑ Uncovering PA, Touring the Abandoned Trolley Graveyard Near Johnstown, Pennsylvania, December 2, 2016.
- ↑ Lytton's PCCs Philadelphia PCC Roster, accessed 1/31/2018.
- ↑ Lytton's PCCs, Boston PCC Roster, accessed 1/31/2018
- ↑ Uncovering PA, Touring the Abandoned Trolley Graveyard Near Johnstown, Pennsylvania, accessed 1/31/2018