Picture 14A-26.
Open car no. 616, some time in the late 'teens or early 20s.  The system owned several second-hand 12-bench open cars numbered in the 600s, built by St. Louis Car Co. in 1902 on order #244 for St. Louis Transit Co. (later United Rys. Co. of St. Louis).  Known in Champaign-Urbana are no. 616 and 652, but other members of the group probably rolled in the Twin Cities.  The route sign of this car, in shadow, says “New &” something; it was assigned to the New Street branch of the main line.  The conductor, at left, is probably Roy Mount. — Roy Mount collection

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