A VISIT TO FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS MUSEUM OF HISTORY
BY THE BIRNEYS WITH THEIR GREAT FRIENDS, THE WALLS

November 18, 2006
Here once again for your viewing pleasure is the infamous Fort Smith #224 Birney Safety Car.
From left to right: Dr. Les Walls, Dr. Mary Ann Walls, my lovely wife Carolyn and yours truly, Robert Birney
A picture of Dr. Les Walls and Dr. Mary Ann Walls on their first ever Birney Car ride.
A short history lesson by Car Operator, Irvin, prior to getting under way down the tracks
Clang, Clang and we're under way
Here Irvin is demonstrating how to reverse the direction of the trolley.
Well, look at that, I finally got it figured out. The poor kid in the front seat is asleep.
Irvin is absolutely the best, he insisted that I don the operator's hat to look official for pictures.
Now I ask you, does that look official or what?
Can you believe it, nobody jumped off the trolley.
Still time for a few more photos. This painting of a trolley has quit a story behind it, but too long to tell here.
No Trolley ride would be complete without at least one picture of the Car Barn.
This scene actually recaptures the destiny of many a poor trolley over the years.
As we depart the Ft. Smith Museum of History, I was able to get another quick snap shot of #224 headed down the track.
The same, but from another angle.
A huge thank you is extended to this electric car operator, Irvin Sternberg, for his
enthusiasm and knowledge and for what he eagerly shares with the visitors of the museum.
THE END OF A GREAT VISIT AT THE FORT SMITH MUSEUM OF HISTORY