Paul Ward's Collection
North Carolina Public Service
April 10, 1930
This car ran through 1934
in Greensboro, and was then sold to Norfolk, where it ran until andonment.
Lynchburg received 20 Brill Master Units in 1929. Trolley Talk 93 shows
a picture of number 107 taken in 1939. The exterior lights, etc seam
to be the same. The retriever has been moved over by the headlight,
to allow a dash card ad. But, when I look at the the delivery chart
in Trolley Talk 93 it lists Lynchburg deliveries as #101-110, BUT 20 cars,
not 10 (and there is a caption confirming 20 cars). Lynchburg cars were
painted grey-cream with a grey roof. There also were 20 yellow and
red cars delivered to Porto Alerge, Brazil in April 1929. I guess
the answer lies in who received order # 22805. As far the Master Unit name,
Trolley Talk gives this explanation for the name: "uniformity in design
of sectional and end construction with the economic capability of being
mass produced". The Louisville car 100 was the first prototype
delivered to a U.S. property.
This was in April 1929. (Trolley Talk 93).
A total of 78 Master Units
were built by Brill (62), Anerican (3) and Kuhlman (14) through May 1930.
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