58 North Road, East Windsor, CT

Connecticut Company 840

Connecticut Company 840
  • Builder: J. M. Jones Co.
  • Year: 1905
  • Operator: Connecticut Company
  • City: New Haven, Connecticut
  • Retired: 1948
  • Acquired: 1948


Manufactured in 1905 by J.M. Jones & Sons Company, this car ran originally for the Consolidated Railway as #383. In 1907, with the growth of the Consolidated Railway across Connecticut, it became known as the Connecticut Company. In a renumbering program in 1915 by the Connecticut Company, #383 was renumbered to #840.

Its open design meant it was heavily utilized for summer service. Besides day-to-day commuters and travellers, football fans were aquainted to these cars as it was part of the well known Yale Bowl fleet hauling thousands of fans from the train station to the football field. As part of this fleet, on July 6, 1948, car 840 made its last trip through the streets of New Haven, Connecticut and became the last open streetcar to run in revenue service in the United States. Later that year, car 840 was received by the Connecticut Trolley Museum.


Seats: 75
Weight: 18 tons
Length: 42 feet
Trucks: 2 - Taylor SB
Controls: 2 - K6
Motors: 4 - Westinghouse 93A
Brakes: Standard Air
Compressor: D-1-EG


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