Historic PCCs up for grabs in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is doing some spring cleaning and looks to dispose of 12 surplus vintage streetcars.

The agency's board of directors made the decision to get rid of the surplus cars at its May meeting. City code requires that the disposal of any “vintage transit equipment” be voted on by the board. According to city officials, there are about 30 unused PCC streetcars stored at the agency’s Marin Yard; 18 of the cars will be moved to the historic streetcars’ new homebase at Cow Palace. However, to free up space for additional equipment, 12 of the most deteriorated cars will be given away.

The 12 streetcars identified for disposal were last in service in 1982 or never ran in San Francisco. They include cars Nos. 1023, 1031, 1038, 1054, 1064, 1106, 1108, 1125, 1139, and 1140 and former Pittsburgh cars Nos. 4008 and 4009. The two Pittsburgh cars are reportedly the most complete of the bunch and would be suitable for preservation.
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