Johnstown Traction Co.
This picture was taken at
the top of Chandler Ave. on the Morrellville Route. Car #411 to Ferndale
is getting ready to turn left onto Strayer St. Where the streetcar
is stopped is near the former Clark's Dairy Store. This is the car stop
that I used to use when I was a boy. This was a popular stop because
anyone that needed to go to Oakhurst from here would have to get a transfer
and take the bus. The bus usually parked on Strayer St. to the right of
this picture. The only time that a streetcar went to Oakhurst was at about
6 a.m when a special double-end streetcar went up to the end of the line
and then came back. It was used to pick up the workers who worked
in Bethlehem Steel Co. who were going for the 7 a.m. shift. I lived on
Strayer St. and from my house as a boy could see all of the action.
Caption data from Gary Kozak
Ed Havens collection
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