Historic San Francisco PCC cars to be rebuilt

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SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Municipal Railway is sending 16 Muni PCC streetcars to Pennsylvania’s Brookville Equipment Co. for a full rebuilding. The first car to be shipped to Brookville is PCC No. 1056, which is painted in the livery of the Kansas City Public Service Co. The car has been out of service since 2011 with a cracked bolster.

No. 1056 is the first of 16 PCCs that comprised the original F Line historic car fleet that opened the line in 1995. The cars have seen almost 20 years of high use, carrying more than double the original ridership estimates.

St. Louis Car Co. built No. 1056 in 1948 for the Philadelphia Transportation Co. as No. 2113. It is one of 14 PCC cars acquired by Muni from Philadelphia for initial F Line service and was rebuilt by Morrison-Knudsen in 1993.

For more on the San Francisco Municipal Railway and its fleet of historic streetcars, see the April 2014 issue of Trains Magazine.
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