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Flyer E800 trolley coach

AN MBTA Flyer trackless trolley built in 1976 is seen in service in 1983.

Photographed by Ronald Brown, August 16, 1983.
Added to the photo archive by Mitchell Libby, January 7, 2019.
Railroad: MBTA.

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Ever wonder how these trackless trolleys stayed "under the wires"? There does not seem to be any lines on the road for the driver to follow. I'm assuming they used a spring system to keep the poles against the catenary. Apparently, electric power as purchased by the T was cheaper than bus diesel fuel.
Henry Brow

Posted by Henry Brown on 2019-01-07 06:24:09

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