Waterville Trolley 60 historic photo
OR Cummings Collection – At Colby College (old Campus)
J. G. Brill Co.
Birney safety car
Secondary Use
Office and later tool shed
City and Suburban Streetcars
Retired from Service
Acquired by the Museum

Waterville, Fairfield & Oakland Ry. 60

From Waterville, Maine


This car was originally operated by the Brockton & Plymouth Street Railway (later named Plymouth & Brockton Street Ry.) of southeastern Massachusetts as their No. 400. Although it is a double truck car, its design conforms exactly to the famous Birney car, just longer. This design features an arch roof and lightweight steel construction. In 1929, Maine’s Waterville, Fairfield & Oakland Railway purchased the car when rail service ended on the P&B. The WF & O was at the northeast end of a string of street railways extending to Mount Vernon, VA, or with a couple of short railroad trips in New York - Sheboygan Wisconsin! The car moved by railroad flat car from Massachusetts to the Portland Railroad shops in Portland, ME where it received the WF&O paint scheme of green with cream trim and gold leaf numerals. After the WF&O ceased operating in 1937, Farrin Brothers & Smith Construction Company, at Brighton Plantation, ME acquired No. 60 for use as a portable office trailer and later a tool shed.

Technical Information

  • Control: K-35
  • Brakes: Hand and Air


  • Number: 2
  • Manufacturer: Brill
  • Model: 177E-1X


  • Number: 4
  • Manufacturer: General Electric
  • Model: 264A

Weight and Dimensions

  • Length: 39’ 8.00"
  • Width: 8’ 1.00"
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