Pictures 14A-15 and 14A-16.
Cars no. 39-41 were built by American Car Co. in late 1904 on order
#575. Car 41 is seen here in its builder's photos, as publicized
in Electric Railway Journal. The three cars were all in service
in Champaign-Urbana by the end of February 1905. The upper picture
shows car no. 41 on its original Brill 21-E trucks. The lower picture
shows the off-center bulkhead door. This was the patented Brownell
Semi-Accelerator arrangement, designed to speed loading and unloading of
passengers in this pre-Pay As You Enter car. (That means that after
a passenger boarded the car, the conductor was responsible for going to
him or her and collecting the fare.) The interior was finished in
cherry, with a birch ceiling tinted light green. Note the longitudinal
seating, which was typical of streetcars until a few years later. —
Street Railway Journal, 1905, v. 25, p. 449.
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