Bob Kluesendorf collection
Car # 293 was built by the
StLouis Car Company in 1908 as a trailer car for the Seattle Electric Company.
It originally was a center entrance/center exit car with the rear section
open above the belt rail. The center entrance/exit area was protected
by folding gates. These cars may have been built to carry extra traffic
to the Alaska- Yukon-Pacific Exhibition held in 1909. Eventually 26 of
these trailers were rebuilt into closed motor cars with front & rear
doors. I think they ran until the end of streetcar service in 1941.
St. Louis Car Company order number 795.
Caption by Wayne Roberts
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