Public Service Sweeper 5173

Public Service Sweeper 5173 was burned out in a fire in the Newark City Subway. Since this photo was taken the frame has been cleaned up and a primer coat has been applied.

Public Service Sweeper 5173 as seen in much better shape. This photo is believed to be in the Montclair Car Barn, which recently has been demolished. We are still attempting to clarify the photographer and date.

The drawing above shows a similar sweeper from the Public Service as drawn by Walter Olevsky for Model Railroad Craftsman© as it appeared in the August 1966 issue.

PS 5173 as seen the morning it was brought to the surface and later that day headed to a new home in Phillipsburg, NJ. The date is fall of 1996. Photo by Bob Hooper.