An important notice for friends and patrons of the Whippany Railway Museum

Due to the Federal Railway Administration status of the museum grounds as well as Transportation Security Administration Directive SD 1582/84-21-01 ALL staff & visitors 2 years or older, are required to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth, at all times when on site and onboard our trains. Please see THIS LINK for a summery of the directive and links for more information

RAILBUS NUMBER 10


Page 1 2 3 4

In the late 1960's, the Whippany-based Morris County Central Railroad acquired the remains of the bus, and began restoration. The MCC added a "new" motor, transmission and radiator from a 1924-vintage White-built firetruck. On the original bus, a "steering wheel" was installed, most likely put onboard as the most logical place to locate the motorman's hand controlled throttle and spark advance levers.

 

The restored No. 10 includes this steering wheel as well. A 1920's era bus body, similar in appearance to the original one, was placed atop the frame.

 

In addition, a custom-built turntable was added to the bottom of the bus so that it could be turned anywhere along the line.

 

The restored No. 10 was placed in tourist excursion service during the 1969 Labor Day Weekend and operated in-between the MCC's regularly scheduled steam locomotive-powered runs.

 

After 10 years of very active passenger & track maintenance service for the Morris County Central, at both Whippany

 

and later in Newfoundland, NJ, "Old No. 10" was placed in storage in an inoperable condition. It would be two long decades before the bus would move under its own power again.

 

<-Previous Page<-     ->Next Page->

1.png7.png6.png2.png6.png9.png6.png

The Whippany Railway Museum is a member of the HeritageRail Alliance
and the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey.
Please read our disclaimer

Whippany Railway Museum
P.O. Box 16
Whippany, NJ 07981-0016
(973) 887-8177
E-mail: info@whippanyrailwaymuseum.net

Questions? E-mail the Webmaster