Iowa Terminal 3

Built in:1911 by McGuire-Cummings
Out-of-service/Retired:1973 (1967)
Type of car:snow sweeper (standard sweeper)
Current Owner:Rockhill Trolley Museum(Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania)

Car History by Wesley Paulson

Iowa Terminal 3
Iowa Terminal 3 is a standard, off-the-shelf McGuire-Cummings, single-truck sweeper. As MC&CL 102, this car was the original snow sweeper for the Mason City & Clear Lake. Used mostly used in Clear Lake, IA the car last ran in revenue service before 1967. Following retirement, the car spent time at Mt. Pleasant, IA. IT 3 returned to Clear Lake as part of the Mason City and Clear Lake Electric Railway Historical Society's Iowa Trolley Park. IT 3 was acquired by NCTM in September 2005 as a replacement for Capital Transit 07, an 1899 McGuire snow sweeper from Washington, DC that was lost in the tragic fire on September 28, 2003.

Ownership History:Mason City & Clear Lake #102 1911-1961 / Iowa Terminal #3 1961-1973 / 1st preserved by Midwest Electric Railway Museum 1973-1989 / later preserved by Iowa Trolley Park 1989-2005 / Rockhill Trolley Museum(Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania) 2012-present

Facts and Figures

Status:stored operableGauge:4'8.5"
Construction:woodRoof type:AREnded:DE
#Seats:n/a#Wheels/Conf.:4 (B)Total HP
Trucks:McGuire PedestalBrakes:HandCompressor:n/a
MotorsVoltage (if not 600DC)


Formerly preserved by Branford Electric Railway Association (National Capital Trolley Museum, owner) (2005-2012)