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No. 1031

No.'s  1030 & 1031
1901 (rebuild date)
I (later K)
Rebuilt by Portland City & Oregon Ry. Co.
Two, OWP Standard
2 GE-57 (50 h.p.)
Two, GE-K11
Westinghouse Air, A.M.M.
41' 1"
8' 11"
No. 1030 33,900 lbs, No. 1010 34,640 lbs.
22 Hale & Kilburn cross
44 passengers, 59 with standees
Standard (56 1/2")

Comments:   These were standard gauge, light-weight, wooden interurbans with bodies rebuilt in 1901 by Oregon Water Power predecessor Portland City & Oregon Ry. in their Milwaukie Shops.  NW author Randall Mills claimed that they had originally been built in 1893 by other companies; 1030 by Holman Car Co. of San Francisco, and 1031 by Indianapolis Car Co. Indeed, their somewhat unusual 5-window ends are suggestive of Holman styling. Original numbers, for both PC & O and OWP, were 30 and 31.

Although somewhat short for interurbans, these cars had 12 window sides.  They also featured the enclosed platforms and railroad roofs that had become standard for interurbans (at least as rebuilt).  Their large-wheeled, heavy-duty trucks, known as "OWP Standards," were locally manufactured by the Columbia Car & Tool Co. and inspired by steam railroad designs of the day.

Cars 1031 and 1031 began their service life on the Oregon City and Canemah Lines, but in later years they worked the City Division, on the shorter Sellwood or Eastmoreland Lines.

Retirement:  1928 = 1030 1933 = 1031

Technical Notes: 

In 1922 both cars were listed as being 3" longer (41' 4").  Later records show the 41' 1" length.

1030 was rebuilt to one-man operation in 1924, 1031 in 1926.

In 1927 No. 1031's life was extended with upgraded trucks (Brill 27GE-1) and motors (2 GE-218).

No. 1030 was retired, rather than upgraded, in 1928.  Her standee straps were salvaged for use in standard gauge suburban car No. 1354.

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