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Streetcar 351 – Still Around

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Photo © 2015 John Stefani, used with permission

As promised on Wednesday, here’s a few photos of a recently uncovered streetcar at an undisclosed location in Essex County. When streetcars ended their reign at the end of the 1930’s many of the cars were older, and in poorer condition and being of little value to anyone at the time, many were sold as scrap. Some were purchased and used for storage, or converted to chicken coops, or various other uses. This one here was moved to a building lot and used as the backbone of a house.

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Photo © 2015 John Stefani, used with permission

The home around the remaining car was carefully demolished, and the car preserved as best as it can to be removed and restored for a future use by the new owner. At this time the future plans are not yet public, but will be eventually.

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Photo © 2015 John Stefani, used with permission

A large piece of the one side of the car is missing, but structurally, it should be restorable.

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This is a perfect example of history hiding in plain site.

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Even the numbering remains, and this can be confirmed as car # 351

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Photo © 2015 John Stefani, used with permission

It’s very cool to know that this car has survived all these years, and is nearly a century old.

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I’m looking forward to the day it’s restored and can be seen again.

Have a great weekend everyone, see you back here Monday!

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