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Chatsworth trolley maker is going places
Chatsworth trolley maker is going places

To manufacture an advanced rail streetcar, sometimes a chain saw is required. The vintage-looking trolley cars produced at TIG/m Modern Street Railways are crammed with high-tech machinery and modern materials — except for the wheel system, which is cheaper to scavenge from old vehicles than to build from scratch. One source is a streetcar graveyard deep in a Pennsylvania forest. "It's like a jungle in there," said TIG/m co-owner and President Brad Read, 61. "And when we go to buy them, the owner has to go in with a chain saw and cut down the trees just to get them out." This mixture of new and old is propelling the Chatsworth company into what...

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