St. Louis Car Company - Page 3
|Michigan Railways' car
#810 was one of seven huge coach-parlor-observation cars delivered in
1914/15 by the St. Louis Car Company. The 67 foot car—weighing
in at 70 tons—was one of the heaviest interurban cars ever built. It
graces these pages because—though built of steel—the sides were scribed to
simulate wooden siding!
(Click pic to enlarge.)
Cast of Characters —
George J. Kobusch (-) was
Peter M. Kling (-) was
Henry F. Vogel (-) was
For More Information —
“Cars of the St. Louis Car Company.”
Electric Railway Historic Society Bulletin 18.
of part of the St Louis Car Company Catalog No 105 from 1927.
lightweight cars, Birneys, two man cars, one man cars, double end cars, Center
exit cars, Peter Witt types, and more. Includes a number of pencil drawings
and floor plans.)
“The Lehigh Valley Transit
Company’s St. Louis Cars.” Allentown, PA: Lehigh Valley Chapter
History and roster. 113 - 6½" x 9¼" pages, plastic comb binding.
Cox, Harold E. The Birney Car. Wilkes-Barre, PA: Byrne Printing Co., circa 1965.
Characteristics of a
Birney car, lightweight car manufacturers (St Louis Car Co, Brill, American
Car Co, Wason MFG Co, Cincinnati Car Co, Southern Car Co, G.C. Kuhlman Car Co,
McGuire-Cummings Mfg Co, and others), a listing for the trolley lines in the
US and Canada showing the Birney cars that they used with manufacturer data
and some notes about the cars. Includes a number of photos and some scale
Lind, Alan R.
From Horsecars to Streamliners - An
Illustrated History of the St. Louis Car Company. Transport History Press, 1978.
of the company through its products: horsecars, cable
cars, streetcars, interurban cars, subway cars, trolley buses, and main line
passenger and freight cars. Also gasoline buses, aircraft, automobiles, boats
and military vehicles. Includes a comprehensive list of vehicles built, with
notes on subsequent renumberings, rebuildings, conversions. More than 400
illustrations. 400 - 8¾" x 11¼" pages.
Young, Andrew D. and Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.
History of the St. Louis Car Company. Berkeley,
CA: Howell-North Books, 1978, 1981.
Definitive and lavishly illustrated history of the company written in a most
readable fashion. Based on the archives of the company residing at Washington
University in St. Louis, numerous interviews with company officials and
descendants of company officials, and a wide variety of other sources, it would
be almost impossible to say something about the company that isn’t to be found
in this book. 302 - 9¾" x 12" pages with b/w
illustrations, copious notes and an excellent index.
Young, Andrew D.
St. Louis Car Company - A
Photographic Album. Glendale, CA: Interurban Press, 1984.
A photographic record of the history of
the St. Louis Car Company including streetcars, interurbans, buses and railcars.
Illustrated throughout with black & white historical photographs and
illustrations. 160 - 11¼" x 8¾" pages.
Louis Car Company Collection. Washington University Libraries.
Catalog of the libraries’ extensive holdings.