This marker (Monument) on 2nd Avenue between Roosevelt and Van Buren describes the Phoenix Street Railway, and includes a section of track in the sidewalk. Thanks to Al Atz for the photos.
SOURCE: Electric Railway Journal (Date unknown)
Eighteen one-man, two-man, double-truck, double-end, 40-passenger motor cars have been ordered by the Street Railway Department of the city of Phoenix, Ariz., from the American Car Company, St. Louis, Mo. These cars are 39 ft. 1 in. long over the bumpers, the width is 8 ft. 5 in., and the height from rail to trolley base is 11 ft. The truck centers are spaced 16 ft. 10 in., the wheels being of 26 in. diameter on a truck wheelbase of 5 ft. 1½ in.
In the body construction the side sill angles [angle irons] are one continuous length and the dasher angles are joined to the side sill angles with gusset plates riveted. The side rest angles and window rest angles are machine fitted to the post and riveted. The cross sill are joined to the side sills and dasher with gusset plates riveted, while the crown pieces are bolted to the sills. The corner post tees are extended in one continuous piece from side sill to side sill, and joined to same with angle iron riveted and fastened to oak posts and head pieces with screws.
The vestibules are of the removable type and have folding doors on the right hand side of both ends which open 48 in. in the clear. Folding doors on the left-hand side of both ends open 24 in. in the clear. All doors and steps are operated by air. The call for bids on these cars was mentioned in the Aug. 11 issue of the Journal.
The Phoenix cars have a seating capacity of 40 passengers
|Total weight||30,000 lb.|
|Bolster centers||16 ft. 10 in.|
|Length over all||39 ft. 1 in.|
|Length over body posts||26 ft. 4 in.|
|Truck wheelbase||5 ft 1½ in.|
|Width over all||8 ft. 5 in.|
|Height, rail to trolley base||11 ft.|
|Window post spacing||30 in.|
|Car signal system||National Pneumatic|
|Curtain Fixtures||Curtain Supply Company|
|Door Mechanism||American Car National Pneumatic engine|
|Fare boxes||Johnson Fare Box Company|
|Floor covering||Rubber mat in aisle|
|Hand brakes||American Car Company’s drop type|
|Headlights||Ohio Brass Company|
|Lamp fixtures||General Electric short circuit type|
|Motors||Four General Electric, inside hung|
|Painting scheme||Orange and ivory paint|
|Roof material||F. & G. boards|
|Safety car devices||Safety Car Devices Company|
|Sash fixtures||American Car Company|
|Seat spacing||30 in.|
|Seating material||Rattan and leather|
|Trolley catchers||Ohio Brass|
|Trolley base||Ohio Brass|
|Trolley wheels||Ohio Brass|
|Trucks||J. G. Brill Company 177-E-1-X|
|Wheels, type||Steel, diameter 26 in.|
|Wheelguards or fenders||American Car Company|
- Interior width 7 ft. 8 in.
May 28, 1927 — Electric Railway Journal
PHOENIX — Street Railway Properties, Phoenix, Ariz., shortly will purchase a number of one-man, pay-as-you-enter cars due to the passage of a $750,000 bond issue by the municipal authorities on April 30, referred to recently in the Electric Railway Journal. According to law 30 days must elapse before the bonds are marketable.