Object of the Month: December 2013 – Derailed Snow Plow Trolley

December’s Object of the Month is a photograph of a derailed Brockton and Plymouth Street Railway trolley that was plowing snow off the railroad tracks after a winter snowstorm. The photograph is undated, but was probably taken in the early 20th century, since the Brockton and Plymouth Street Railway was organized in 1900 and reorganized as the Plymouth and Brockton Street Railway Company in 1922. The view looks east towards Bryantville Center, in front of a house on Main Street by the Pembroke town line, later owned by Fred Snow.

Mildred Keene donated the photograph to the Hanson Historical Society on May 28, 1965.

Derailed snow plow trolley at Bryantville, ca. 1907. From the photograph collection of the Hanson Historical Society.

[Posted by Mary Blauss Edwards, Hanson Historical Society Curator]

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2 Responses to Object of the Month: December 2013 – Derailed Snow Plow Trolley

  1. LHR says:

    There’s another view of this same derailed snowplow on page 34 of Trolleys in the Land of the Pilgrims by O.R. Cummings (1992), with the date “circa 1907.” The Kingston Public Library Local History Room has a print of that image, plus another.

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