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. 613, 615, 616, 623, 641, 652, 666, and 698, but other members of the group may also have 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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