Boston-painted PCC latest addition to San Francisco Muni fleet

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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Muni’s paint shop is putting the finishing touches on recently rebuilt PCC No. 1059, to be decorated in “Boston Elevated Railway” livery, Market Street Railway reported. It’s the latest Presidents' Conference Committee car to be rebuilt as one of 16 cars in a rehabilitation contract with Brookville Equipment Co. The cars are used on Muni’s F-Market & Wharves historic streetcar line that runs six miles between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Castro District. No. 1059 was built by St. Louis Car Co. in 1948 for Philadelphia Transportation Company as car No. 2099.

No. 1059 should be entering breaking-in activities in the next few days that involve running the car without passengers for 1,000 miles to test all systems and ensure the car meets Muni’s specifications before they accept it for service.

Two PCCs from the rebuild contract, Nos. 1051 (painted for San Francisco Municipal Railway) and 1056 (painted for Kansas City) have already reentered service.

Two of the next three cars from Brookville will wear new vintage liveries from cities that once ran PCCs. Car 1062 is the next car due, and will wear Pittsburgh’s red and cream livery. It will be followed by 1055, which will wear its as-delivered Philadelphia paint scheme.

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