Tampa Streetcar Fest 2004 - The Car barn - Page 13
The term "car barn" is a holdover from the even older days when trolleys were pulled by horses and so spent the night in the barn.
All nine cars can be stored in the car barn if necessary. Here the cars are repaired, maintained and washed. This is also where the Birney restoration process took place for over 10 years.
Photo below shows two "grease pits" where mechanics can work and inspect the underside of the cars.
Items which one day will be displayed in a streetcar museum. The carbarn was designed so that in the future, an additional structure could be built attached to it, where the museum would make its home.
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