Picture 41, 42, and 43.

It is an inconvenient fact that the little single truck car is slower than the big Perley Thomas cars.  This means that in operation along the St. Charles car line, passenger cars tend to catch up to the 29, which slows them down.  So standard operation calls for the 29 to “get out of the way” when it can, at one of the emergency crossovers found along the line.  Here is one such maneuver.  In the top picture, we see car 29 after it has crossed to the opposite track; it is waiting for St. Charles car 930 to pass (second picture).  Finally (third picture), the 29 crosses back over, to follow the 930. — Photos by Earl Hampton




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