|In 1917 Montgomery
Transit Company purchased three new steel cars from J. G. Brill Company
in Philadelphia. Painted deep red, it's likely that the sight of these
short cars (operating over uneven track) inspired the nickname Wogglebug.
Two of the three cars were wrecked on the last day of service, June
7, 1925. The one surviving trolley was sold, possibly to Union Electric
Railway in Coffeyville, Kansas. It is thought that the trucks (wheel
assemblies) beneath the two wrecked cars may have been utilized in the
construction of two new trolleys in Reading, PA, the following year
photo from Andrew W. Maginnis collection
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