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122 "Rosie" was built by Brill in 1909 for Compania Carris de Ferro do Porto in Portugal. On July 1, 1946, the company was sold to the city and became Servicio de Transportes Colectivos do Porto. 122 was retired in 1980. In 1981 it was shipped to San Francisco where it operated for a year. In 1983 it was sold to MATA and shipped to Dallas, where it is in occasional service.

143 "Winnie" was built by St. Louis in 1945 as Capital Transit 1550. It was later sold to Leonards M&O Subway and rebuilt as 2 in January 1963. It was again rebuilt in 1976. It was sold as MATA 143 in 2003 and remodeled.  MATA shows this as having been Tandy 4, but it has been corrected since Tandy 4 is now at Fort Worth. 

186 "Green Dragon" was built by St. Louis Car in 1913 as Dallas Railway & Terminal 186.  It was retired in 1956. The body was used as a hay barn in North Dallas until rescued by Ed Landrum in 1979 and restored the body for display at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Grand Prairie. When the museum closed, Ed recovered the car body and leased it to MATA. It was restored to operating condition using Australian Type B trucks. The original car had Brill Maximum Traction trucks. It has been in operation since 1989 and is the backbone of the line.

369 "Matilda" was built by James Moore & Sons in March 1925 as Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board 369, Class W. It was rebuilt as Class W-2 in January 1930 and sold to MATA on September 19, 1986. Changes were made in the door arrangement.

636 was built by Brill in 1920, #21165, as DR&T 636.  It was retired in 1947 and became a residence.  It was purchased by Ed Landrum in 1979  and it was rebuilt by MATA with a truck rebuilt from an Australian Type B truck.  It was restored in 1989.

4613 was built by St Louis Car in 1950, #1674, and completed by Canadian Car & Foundry in 1951, #1912, as Toronto Transit Commission 4503, Class A8. It was rebuilt in 1991 as 4613, Class A15. In 1996 it was sold to MATA.

4614 was built by St Louis Car in 1950, #1674, and completed by Canadian Car & Foundry in 1951, #1912, as TTC 4509, Class A8. It was rebuilt in 1991 as 4614, Class A15. In 1996 it was sold to MATA.

 

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