Waterville Trolley 60 historic photo
OR Cummings Collection – At Colby College (old Campus)
Wason Manufacturing 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


  • 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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