Rebuilt PCC car headed to San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Municipal Railway PCC car No. 1056 is on its way home. Pennsylvania’s Brookville Equipment Corp. rebuilt the car, which is painted to honor Kansas City Public Service Company and used on MUNI’s F Line historic streetcar line. It is the first of 16 PCC’s to be rebuilt by Brookville under a contract with MUNI.

According to the non-profit MUNI support group, Market Street Railway, car 1056 had been out of service since 2011 because of a cracked bolster. As No. 1056 was generally considered to be in the worst condition of the original F-line PCC fleet covered by the current rebuild contract, it was sent to Pennsylvania first.

St. Louis Car Co. built the car in 1948 for the Philadelphia Transportation Company as No. 2113. It was acquired by MUNI from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority in 1992.

MUNI’s maintenance team will apply logos and car numbers when the car arrives in San Francisco. The car must be tested extensively before acceptance with 1,000 miles of test miles before it enters regular service.

Kansas City Public Service once owned 184 PCC cars. They operated between 1941 and 1957.

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