Emergency Fleet Corporation
War Board Cars, Class "B"

HO Scale,   Kit No. War Board Car Type B

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THE COMPANY
These cars were ordered by the Emergency Fleet Corporation (EFC), a government agency which provided transportation to shipyards and manufacturing companies involved in Naval construction during WWI. Each car bore the words "Emergency Fleet Corporation" in small letters in the center of both sides. With WWI coming to a conclusion, the government was left with a large amount of surplus trolley equipment. It gave the companies that operated the EFC equipment the option to purchase the cars at a fraction of the initial cost, provided the traction company could pay for the cars and had the continued need for them.
THE CARS (PURCHASED NEW)
Emergency Fleet Corporation
-- 15 cars to Philadelphia Rapid Transit, Chester Short Line, Nos. 5500-5514, (returned to EFC)
-- 15 cars to Philadelphia Railway, Nos 136-165 (returned to EFC)
-- 2 cars to Atlantic City & Shore Railway, Nos 6889 and 6890
USED CARS (FROM PRT)
-- 4 cars to Woodlawn & Southern Street Railway (sold to Tri-City Traction Co.)
-- 9 cars to Wilkes-Barre Railways
-- 2 cars to Burlington Traction Co.
USED CARS (FROM PHILADELPHIA RAILWAY)
-- 3 cars to Wilkes-Barre Railways
-- 6 cars to Atlantic City Shore Railways
-- 2 cars to Waterbury & Milldale Tramway Co. (sold to Burlington Traction Co.)
-- 6 cars to Ocean City Railway Co. (sold to Atlantic City Shore Railways)