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Birney Safety Car Trolley Model, Fort Collins - Corgi US55205

Birney Safety Car Trolley Model, Fort Collins - Corgi US55205 - click to enlarge
Birney Safety Car Trolley Model, Fort Collins - Corgi US55205 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-US55205
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Corgi Vintage Bus Lines Series Diecast Model

Birney Safety Car Trolley - Fort Collins Municipal Railway, destination: City Park/Avery House

1:48 Scale (O Gauge).  Length: 7"

Limited Edition of 2100 Models Worldwide

The Fort Collins Municipal Railway began in 1919 when the city took over the small three-route line that was started by the Denver & Interurban Railway in 1907. The city obtained four Birney Safety Cars and began operating them in 1919. Fort Collins was the smallest city in the nation with a streetcar system. The City finally abandoned the streetcars in June 1951.

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 constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Birney Safety Car Trolley features:

  • Die-cast 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

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