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Birney Safety Car Trolley Model, Baltimore - Corgi US55204

Birney Safety Car Trolley Model, Baltimore - Corgi US55204 - click to enlarge
Birney Safety Car Trolley Model, Baltimore - Corgi US55204 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-US55204
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Vintage Bus Lines Series Diecast Model

Birney Safety Car Trolley - Baltimore, Maryland, destination: Freemont Ave.

1:48 Scale (O Gauge).  Length: 7"

The railroad track shown in the photo is not included

Limited Edition of 1980 Models Worldwide

In May 1920, United Railways & Electric Company (later to be the Baltimore Transit Company) took delivery of 33 Birney Trolley Cars. These cars were specifically purchased for operation on Route No. 30 Fremont Avenue Line, a feeder line across west Baltimore. These cars proved to be less costly to operate, and in 1921 United Railways purchased an additional 32 cars.

The Birney Safety Car was an electric trolley developed in the 1910s by Charles O. Birney and Joseph M. Bosenbury. The small and lightweight cars were intended to provide frequent service at a lower infrastructure and labor cost than conventional streetcars. The Birney was popular in smaller cities because they were economical. For larger cities, Birney cars were used on lightly traveled routes where larger cars were not justifiable. The Birney car was approximately 28 feet in length and typically had seating for up to 32 passengers.

Corgi is a leading manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using the specifications of the original vehicle. Corgi models are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Birney Safety Car Trolley features:

  • Diecast metal body
  • Interior details
  • Historically accurate paint scheme
  • Variable position trolley poles
  • Detailed chassis with rolling wheels
  • Numbered collector card

  • Category: Public Transit Vehicles

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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