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Vienna Cars Move to National City Depot - August 6, 2005 (Set 2)

A close up of Car NH 6891's driver controls.

Photo by Chris Higgins

 
The opposite end of Car NH 6891. As a double header, a complete set of controls can be found at both ends. Note the wooden seats and package racks on the right side. Ads in the car reflect its end of service in 1981.

Photo by Chris Higgins

 
To transport the cars, MTS crews put a temporary set of rails that would sit on the flatbed of the truck.

Photo by Chris Higgins

 
Car NH 6888 - the first of the cars to go - prepares to be pulled onto the flatbed. Notice the blocks that Trolley workers placed to raise the car to the same level as the rails on the truck. This proved to be an effective technique!

Photo by Chris Higgins

 
Car NH 6888, with a sign showing "Sonderzug" or Special Car in the window finally makes the incline onto the truck. The distance between the wheels and the front of the car made for a difficult time. The car caught on the rails starting to go up and scraped a bit on the lower (left) side. Determined MTS workers kept trying until the right combination of blocks and force made it work.

Photo by Chris Higgins

 
Once on the flatbed, the wheels under the trailer moved away from the cab until it reached the point where the trailer and cargo were level. The team secured the car and we were ready to roll!

Photo by Chris Higgins

 
Our driver, John Buckland, from C & D Towing maneuvered the car across the yard on the first part of its journey to National City. Petco Park is clearly visible in the background.

Photo by Chris Higgins

 
Car NH 6888 passes a brand new Siemens S70 Green Line Trolley (Car 3006) and other older models in the San Diego Trolley yard.

Photo by Chris Higgins

 
At 2:08pm, Car NH 6888 makes its entrance onto the National City Depot grounds.

Photo by Chris Higgins

 
SDERA Three-railer Pete Pearson watches as Car NH 6888 is backed into position to sit on the north side of the depot yard.

Photo by Chris Higgins

 

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