Streetcar Vehicles - Birney Car

The Tampa & Ybor City  Street Railway Society Birney #163 is a fully restored original Tampa streetcar that ran on the system from 1923 to 1946. It is similar in style to our historic replicas, but smaller. This is the only restored operating streetcar in the State of Florida. It was salvaged from a backyard in Sulphur Springs in 1991, where it was first used as an apartment and then as a storage shed. Some of the wood used to restore #163 are: ash on the roof, oak flooring, cherry seats, and mahogany wall panels, window frames, and doors. It took over 10,000 volunteer hours to put #163 back on the tracks. All monies and materials were donations from our generous community. The Birney streetcar runs on the line for special events.

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