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CSL Streetcars - Roster Shots




9-Open Car #1930




9-CSL Trolley Bus #87 - Interior looking toward the front




19-Blue Deck Car #2218




19-Blue Deck Car #2218




20-Stephenson Car #2457




20-Stephenson Car #2457




22-Big Pullman Car #555 (From the 101-700 series)




23-Car #706




25-Car #793 (From the 751-1100 series)




28-Car #1334 (From the 1101-1423 series)




30-Car #1427 (fromt he 1424-1428 series)




31-Car #1445 (Fromt he 1429-1505 series)




34-Car #1546 (From the 1506-1720 series)




37-Car #1697




39-Car #1831 (From the 1800-1999 series)




44-Car #2614




44-Car #2614




46-Car #2762




46-Car #2762




48-Car #2810 - 07/23/1915




48-Car #2810 - 07/23/1915




50-Car #2822 - 07/26/1915




50-Car #2822 - 07/26/1915




52-Car #2824 - 07/26/1915




52-Car #2824 - 07/26/1915




54-Car #2829 - 07/26/1915




54-Car #2829 - 07/26/1915




56-Car #2839 - 07/26/1915




56-Car #2839 - 07/26/1915




58-Car #2845 - 07/28/1915




58-Car #2845 - 07/28/1915




60-Car #2850 - 08/02/1915




60-Car #2850 - 08/02/1915




62-Car #2853 - 07/30/1915




62-Car #2853 - 07/30/1915




64-Funeral Car #2




64-Funeral Car #2




65-Funeral Car #2 - 07/23/1915




69-Car #2912




72-Car #3076




72-Car #3076




89-Car #5140




89-Car#5140




90-Car #5075 Interior




92-Car #5267




92-Car #5267




93-Car #5304 Interior




94-Car #5506




94-Car #5506




96-Car #5630 Interior




100-Car #5702




100-Car #5702




102-Car #5825




102-Car #5825




103-Car #5825 Interoir




105-Car #5926




107-Car #6610




108-Car #6110




117-Car #7001




118-Car #7001 Interior looking toward the front




120-Car #7007




121-Car #7003




122-Car #7002




123-Car #7002 Interior looking toward the front




124-Car 7002 Interior looking toward the rear




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