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Birney, MT -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana
Population (2000): 108
Housing Units (2000): 39
Land area (2000): 15.097375 sq. miles (39.102020 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 15.097375 sq. miles (39.102020 sq. km)
FIPS code: 06925
Located within: Montana (MT), FIPS 30
Location: 45.415961 N, 106.466135 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 59012
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Birney, MT

A Birney or Birney Safety Car is a type of streetcar that was manufactured in the United States in the 1910s and 1920s. The design was small and light and was intended to be an economical means of providing frequent service at a lower infrastructure and labor cost than conventional streetcars. Production of Birney cars lasted from 1915 until 1930, and more than 6,000 of the original, single- truck version were built. Several different manufacturers built Birney cars. The design was "the first mass-produced standard streetcar (albeit with minor variations)" in North America.

Birney (disambiguation)

Birney may refer to:

  • a birney, a once-popular small streetcar
  • Birney, Montana
Birney (Toronto streetcar)

The Toronto Transit Commission(TTC) operated double end Birney streetcars from 1921-1940 and the smallest streetcar operated by the TTC.

The 25 Birney cars were acquired in the purchase of the Toronto Civic Railways (TCR) in the 1921 and used by the TTC mainly on routes acquired from TCR:


These cars were initially and very briefly on the BLOOR WEST and DANFORTH streetcar routes.

Birney (surname)

Birney is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • David B. Birney (1825-1864), American Civil War Union general
  • David Birney (born 1939), American actor
  • Earle Birney (1904–1995), Canadian poet
  • Jack Birney (1928–1995), Australian politician
  • James G. Birney (1792–1857), minor party candidate for U.S. President (Liberty Party) in 1840 and 1844
  • Matt Birney (born 1969), Australian politician

Usage examples of "birney".

The Birneys were anti-slavery planters of the type of Washington and Jefferson.

While Benjamin Lundy, at the age of twenty-seven, was engaged in organizing anti-slavery societies north of the Ohio River, Birney at the age of twenty-four was influential as a member of the Kentucky Legislature in the prevention of the passing of a joint resolution calling upon Ohio and Indiana to make laws providing for the return of fugitive slaves.

Though not a member of the Constitutional Convention preparatory to the admission of this Territory into the Union, Birney used his influence to secure provisions in the constitution favorable to gradual emancipation.

The condition called for more drastic measures, and Birney decided to forsake entirely the colonization society and cast in his lot with the abolitionists.

Another editor was installed when Birney, who became secretary of the Anti slavery Society in 1837, transferred his residence to New York City.

As soon as Birney became the accepted leader in the national society, there was friction between his followers and those of Garrison.

When Lundy and Birney discovered these plans, their desire to husband and extend the direct political influence of abolitionists was greatly stimulated.

Both Lundy and Birney in their missions to promote emancipation through the process of colonization believed that they had unearthed a plan on the part of Southern leaders to acquire territory from Mexico for the purpose of extending slavery.

Had the vote for Birney, who was again the candidate of the Liberty party, been cast for Clay electors, Clay would have been chosen President.

It was just fourteen years before this election that Birney made a visit to Clay to induce him to accept the leadership of an organized movement to abolish slavery in Kentucky.

Three years later, when Birney returned to Kentucky to do himself what Henry Clay had refused to do, he became convinced that the reaction which had taken place in favor of slavery was largely due to Clay's influence.

The vote at the ensuing election was more than fourfold that given to Birney in 1844.

As we know, Birney had given expression to a similar conviction of the impossibility of maintaining both liberty and slavery in this country, but Lincoln spoke at a time when the whole country had been aroused upon the great question.

Ten years later Birney Jarvis, a San Francisco Chronicle police reporter and former Hell's Angel, described the moment of truth in an article:*          * For Male Magazine          One hot summer day in 1954, a swarthily handsome devil, sporting a pointed beard and a derby, broadslid his Harley-Davidson to a screeching halt at a motorcycle hangout in San Francisco.

The Hell's Angels Scandals -- Black Boots, Booze, and Highway Broads by Birney Jarvis.