Passenger And Driver's Windows
(a) All windows are to be in accordance with Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, latest revision.
(b) Both sides of the passenger compartment shall be
glazed with drop down windows. The driver window assemblies
shall be horizontally sliding.
(c) The roof lantern assembly shall be glazed with fixed
window light assemblies. These windows shall be tinted and
(d) All windows shall be easily replaceable without
disturbing adjacent windows and shall be mounted so that
flexing or vibration from engine operation or normal road
vibration is not apparent. The windows shall be identical,
as far as practicable, throughout the trolley.
(e) Any sash or sash frame mounting rubber must be
installed so that passengers cannot remove it. The body sash
construction shall be such that the sash drain will prevent
the entrance or backup of water into the trolley.
Drains shall be incorporated at the bottom of the sash which
will drain interior condensation of the sash to the exterior
of the trolley.
(f) Passenger windows shall be a minimum of 1/4"
tempered glass on the drop portion of the window with the
fixed portion being 3/16" laminated.
(g) The vertical drop sash portion of the window shall be
approximately 14" with a four latch system.
(h) The driver's window will be two 1/4" tempered
glass horizontal sliders that will open both forward and
(i) At least four (4) of the passenger windows will meet
the requirements of FMVSS, latest revision, Bus Window
Retention and Release.
(j) The windows will be provided with an emergency push
out feature which shall be designed for quick resetting by
the operator while the trolley is in service.
(k) The windows shall provide at least 475 square inches
of escape area, be top hinged and captive and shall not fall
out on the street after being pushed out.
(l) In addition, the sash frame shall be installed with a
retaining feature which will prevent the sash frame from
(m) It shall also be equipped with a positive lock device
that must be manually released before the window can be
pushed out. This device shall be painted red and be of
sturdy design not prone to breakage by mishandling.
(n) Window frames shall be anodized aluminum or painted
to an approved color.
(o) Windows will be tinted an approved color and degree
of light transmission.
(a) The trolley shall incorporate three (3) individual
windshield assemblies. Windshield assemblies shall be glazed
with 1/4" laminated safety float single-density glass.
(b) There will be a 6" X 30" padded sun visor
which is color coordinated to the trolley interior that will
be adjustable for the windshield or driver's side window.
Entrance And Exit Door
(a) The front entrance stepwell assembly of the door
behind the front axle trolley is to be provided with two
two-piece air operated folding doors. The door will fold
outward providing a minimum clear opening of 40".
(b) On the door ahead of the front axle model, the door
will be a two panel door that will open outward and provide
a clear opening of at least 40".
(c) The leading edge of each entrance door assembly shall
be protected by an extruded rubber safety sensitive edge to
reverse the door closing cycle when obstructed.
(d) The front door is to be controlled by the driver with
a two-position, single lever door controller, with the
handle operating in an horizontal plane. Control lever shall
be located on the drivers left hand control console. Brakes
and throttle will be interlocked with door operation. A door
lock/toggle switch will be located outside the trolley above
the curbside headlight.
(e) The door operator is to be installed in a sealed
compartment over the door assemblies.
(f) Door assemblies shall meet or exceed all Federal and
(a) All exterior lighting shall be 12 volt DC circuits in
accordance with Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108.
(b) The headlight assemblies shall be single high and low
beam halogen round sealed beamed assemblies.
(c) Side clearance lights shall be of the slimline design
with amber front and red rear installed on the outside edge
of the roof assembly.
(d) Front directional lights shall be mounted above the
bumper and shall meet all FMVSS requirements. Front side
directional lights shall be mounted on the left and right
forward skirt above the cowcatcher. Directional lights will
be foot or hand controlled.
(e) The rear stop, tail, and directional lights and
backup lights shall be mounted above the rear bumper,
recessed in a panel to provide a straight on angle for
visibility from the rear of the trolley. An audible reverse
alarm shall be installed.
(a) Dome lights shall consist of five, 12 volt, 40 watt
globe lights. The lights shall have polished brass bases
with 7.5" diameter etched glass globes evenly spaced
along the centerline of the cupola ceiling. The front light
shall be on a separate switch on the driver's console. This
shall be a 3 position switch (on, off, on only with front
(b) The lighting components shall be so constructed as to
prevent the entrance of water and contaminants.
(c) The instrument panel shall be indirectly lighted.
(d) All switches to be within easy reach of the driver.
(e) A driver's map light with a concentrating type lens
will be located over the driver area and controlled by a
(f) Stepwell and front dome light will operate when
passenger door is opened.
(g) All interior light fixtures are to be trimmed with
brass plated beauty rings to accent the interior finish.
Exterior Trolley Light
(a) A functioning authentic vintage-design single
headlight assembly shall be mounted in the center of the
front vestibule panel.
(b) The headlight housing shall be a 9" minimum
diameter standoff design, made of brass.
(a) The engine compartment shall be completely sealed to
prevent smoke and odors from entering the interior of the
(b) The compartment shall be lined with sound and heat
barrier materials to prevent the transmission of noise and
heat to the interior of the coach.
(c) The entire rear vestibule deck shall open, exposing
the engine and all accessories and be held in open position
with pneumatic rods.
(d) There shall be a rear engine access door on the rear
of the trolley.
(e) There shall be an engine compartment access door on
the rear curbside of the trolley.
(f) The engine compartment shall contain a rear run panel
with the following components;
(1) Engine Start Switch
This is a
1st position allows the engine to be started from
the driver's console.
2nd position allows the engine to be started from
the engine compartment.
3rd position is a safety feature for mechanics
working on the trolley, making it impossible to start
the engine from either position.
(2) Start Button
This button will
engage the starter motor and cause the engine to start
(3) Light Switch
This switch turns
on the 3 engine compartment lights.
(4) Hour Meter
(5) Oil Pressure Gauge
(6) Water Temperature Gauge
(a) The driver's console shall be designed for the safety
of operation as well as the comfort of the driver.
(b) The forward dash console shall have a complete
complement of instrumentation and controls consisting of
speedometer with odometer, air pressure gauges, voltmeter,
fuel gauge and warning lights with buzzer indicating hot
engine, low oil pressure, low air pressure, low coolant
level, transmission hot, and indicator lights showing stop
lights on, high beam and directional light indication.
(c) The left hand drivers console shall be made of steel
framing and wood with a back lighted plastic panel
identifying all controls. Additional controls shall include
dome lights, override switches, console dimmer switch,
engine switch, passenger heater switches, AC switches,
destination sign light switch, and 2 way door control lever
switch, and any other switches required by the customer's
(a) Exterior rear view mirrors shall be 7" x
16" rectangular right and left hand mounted on
retractable mounting arms.
(b) The mirrors and mounting arms shall be black metal
Driver's rear view mirror shall be 7" x 16"
mounted within easy reach of the driver on the upper
bulkhead, mounted with solid brass machine screws.
(a) Front destination sign shall be installed above the
windshield of the trolley.
(b) A second destination sign shall be installed in the
first window on the curbside.
(c) Destination sign switches will be located on the left
hand driver's console.
Passenger Signal System
(a) The signal system shall be a Faraday chime mounted
overhead in the driver's compartment and activated by rope
pull cords on each side of the trolley above the side
(b) The pull switches and cord guides shall be brass
plated and installed with brass screws.
(c) Passenger signal system shall comply with ADA