“The Crescent Rose” (Car 122)—or “Rosie”—is our smallest trolley car.
She was built in 1909 to a standard American design by the J.G. Brill Company of Philadelphia. Rosie began her service in Porto, Portugal, where she remained in service until 1978. Not long after, MATA Co-founder Phil Cobb saw Rosie operating in the San Francisco Trolley Fair and brought her to Dallas. Rosie is popular with our riders, but because of her age, she only sees limited service—she mostly provides backup to our other cars and operating during special events. Rosie celebrated her 100th birthday in 2009.
Two 600-volt DC, 35 horsepower traction motors
McKinney Avenue Transit Authority
3153 Oak Grove Ave
Dallas, TX 75204