Suburban Coach #152

Type: Closed CoachCapacity: 44Purchased in:
Built by:Southern Car Co. in 1918 for Columbia Street Railway Gas & Electric Co.


Length (bumper): 44'00"(Platform): (Post):
Width: Height from Rail to platform:,to roof: Steps: 1


trucksModel: Brill 27Gpurchased H&F in u/k, originally F&MWheel base:
Wheel Diameter: Axle Diameter: Car Weight: lbs.


This car had 4 motors.Motor model: GE 88BGear ratio: Motor HP: 40 each


Controller Model: K6Compressor: Air Gove.:
Also owned by:
Other notes: Retired 1937. disposition unknown, presumed scrapped.

The four cars of the 150-153 series were built to serve the Columbia Street Railway Gas & Electric Company in South Carolina.  During WW1 these cars served on the “Camp Express” from Columbia to nearby Camp Jackson.

In 1923 the Hagerstown & Frederick Railway purchased the cars and assigned them to Hagerstown area service, most notably Boonsboro and Funkstown runs.  This car recieved trucks from a former Frederick & Middletown car (Possily H&F 158) to replace its original Taylor trucks.

The 150-153 series served various uses after retirement and there is some confusion surrounding exactly which cars were used as a restaurant and later a hose drying shed for a Frederick fire company.