THE EVOLUTION OF THE STREETCAR. The 2009 O Scale National Convention took place last week. Among the operating models was the portable layout of the East Penn Traction modelers. The commissioner of the Cleveland streetcar lines, Peter Witt, developed a two-man car with an improved traffic flow.

There are more than a few of that car's features in the single-ended version of the car developed by the Electric Railway President's Conference Committee, more generally known as the PCC car. Here's the Chicago version.

Although the J. G. Brill company participated in the committee conference, it also offered several modern cars of their own creation, including this Master Unit.

Brill also built five single-ended interurbans using some of the design features of the Bullet car.

The car looks like a possible competitor for the Cincinnati curved-side car, although it came into production at the worst possible time for interurbans.

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