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020a 2612

020c 2612

Trimmed of front and rear platforms and seats, 2612 body awaits primer coat in the last stage of its transformation from trolley car to diner.

Side by side with the hulk of 2699, 2612 is witness to hash and egg breakfasts and ham and bean dinners. The site is at the northwest corner of Doremus Avenue and Wilson Avenue, Newark, now (1997) an empty lot. Wilson Avenue was named after President Woodrow Wilson during World War I. The former name was "Hamburg Place".

020b 2612

Ironic twist to positioning of car bodies in diner operation is old Port Newark line track on Wilson Avenue, Newark from WW I hey-day of shipyard trolley boom.

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