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I haven't seen some good new PCC pics in too long, post 'm lads! PCC relatives welcome too.
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Were PCC trains common in the US? In Antwerpen (Belgium) and Den Haag (Netherlands) it was pretty much standard, but in pics from the US I usually see them solo.
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>>1314239
3 car train in Den Haag. The 3rd one is a "trailer PCC" without driving cabin, that could only operate in trains.
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Brooklyn PCC going under Ocean Parkway. They purchased the first fleet of PCCs and a lot of research and development was done in their shops.
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>3-car PCC train
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Converted to run on third rail in Toronto subway
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Sarajevo and Barcelona were afaik the only two cities outside North America to ever run actual american PCCs, bought second hand from Washington DC. The ones in Sarajevo lost their trolleypoles in favour of pantographs. The ones in Barcelona kept the trolleypoles until the end in '71, but they got twin headlights and covered bogies.
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Montreal car -- specifically built with no headlight, can not remember why.
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>>1314306
I was under the impression that the DC units were powered by an underground conduit?
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>>1314306
Barcelona has restored one PCC car, but only cosmetically, not to running condition. It's sitting at a bus depot gethering dust, as there's no transport museum of any kind where it could be exhibited. It can not be visited through any regular means, either. It was recently vandalized with spraypaint, but fortunately not further damaged.

>>1314313
They had both, underground conduit and trolleypoles. The conduit was used in the city center, in the suburbs they switched to poles. When they were sold abroad the conduit system was removed.
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Montreal again
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I'm going in for PCC training in about 2 weeks before our museum running season starts.

I'm already certified on our old wooden streetcars.
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Mexico City was the only city outside of the US and Canada to ever buy a brand new american-made PCC. And they only bought one, in 1946, shortly before the foreign-owned tram company was expropriated by the Mexican government. It was placed in express service on the popular Xochimilco interurban line.
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>>1314332
Starting in the mid-50's, Mexico City bought loads of second hand PCCs, some had run for less than 10 years in their original city. Its tram fleet became exclusively PCC by the end of that decade. It ran PCCs on its urban tram lines until 1979.
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>>1314333
By 1979 only the suburban Xochimilco line (a stub of the former Xochimilco line, which only ran to the outskirts of the city, the rest of the line had been converted to subway in 1970) and its branch line to Tlalpan were left, running PCCs cars until 1986.
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>>1314337
This line was converted to light rail operation in that year, with light rail trains built on the basis of PCC cars which had been destroyed in the 1985 earthquake. The Tlalpan branch was closed in 1990. The Xochimilco light rail operates to this day.
Pic related is a rare photo of light rail operation on the Tlalpan line, which only lasted for 4 years.
The rails of the short Tlalpan branch and the light rail era boarding platforms are still pretty well preserved. They could probably be reactivated, but the city has no interest in that.
There's also a large amount of remaining visible rails all over the city.
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Dutch {?} PCC not sure -- just have a pcc folder with all cities in it
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>>1314340
Late livery of Mexico City urban tram. I've seen a picture of a Mexico City PCC that had been converted to twin headlights, but I'm having a hard time finding it on jewgle. I don't know anything about that, whether it was a one-off and why it was converted.
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Was the Shaker Heights Rapid Transit an interurban? I don't usually see it listed among the "survivors" but I don't know how to classify it otherwise.
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OP here, holy shit so many great pics! You're doing Gods work, Anon.

>>1314290
this is sick, are these still being used?

>>1314295
f o u r
I can barely even imagine the satisfaction of a long smooth ride on a pcc on an interurban line

>>1314347
this is indeed the hague, the netherlands. my first ever pcc experience

pic related is 2 converted chicago pcc's running on the L
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2 regular pcc's and a double articulated pcc in brussels
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more articulated pcc's, still in service in brussels
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cleveland I think
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the hague
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pittsburgh
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>>1314434
The 6000 Series “L” cars in your picture were designed to utilize recycled components from Chicago’s PCC fleet (F) but they were an entity unto themselves
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>>1314448
ah, did I post the wrong one or is that all that happened? I know subway cars were built from the parts of scrapped pcc's, but I've also heard stories about "converted pcc's" running on the L, but those sources could have been just slightly off
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>>1314333
Detroit sold their PCCs to Mexico City and lost money one the deal as the contract required them to be in line new condition and Mexico City livery.
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Brooklyn
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>>1314651
CLRV is a cute, A CUTE!
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>>1314669
A one of a kind PCC built by the Clark Equipment Co. All aluminum with standee windows. Unique but fugly. Preserved and being restored in Kingston, NY.
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Fort Worth subway! Nice photo anon. I lived in Texas when this was running but didn’t know about it. One of these is on display in a downtown office building.
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There was a proposal to convert some of the CTA’s PCC fleet to third rail and run them to Wheaton over the Chicago Aurora & Elgin but nothing ever came of it.
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>>1314866

Also Chicago elevated line cars had PPC parts in them -- I believe the trucks / bogies and motors etc were swappable with PCC ones
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>>1314752
Be a lamb and go take some pics for your autistic frens on /n/.
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>ywn ride in an air-conditioned sightseeing PCC through DC
why live
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Still looking for -- Japan -- have some photos on one in a museum that the bought 30 or so they had built from Tata parts then retired early -- Detroit --- and LA's -- because supposedly they are narrow gauge --
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Oh fuck, I know where that is! That's Comm Ave in Brighton @ Commonwealth Terrace!
Here's the Street View of the same spot today: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3466907,-71.1409975,3a,75y,39.1h,89.83t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUUgTujESiwi4Z_5oXVr12g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en
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I live a long way from Texas these days.
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Those overhead lines are hung incredibly hihg. Did they run/intend to run double deckers?
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>>1314418
I don't really consider it one. It only ever ran out into some suburbs (really, the suburbs were built around the line). As far as I'm aware, before they used PCCs they used slightly large streetcars, sorta like on the Philadelphia & Western/Red Arrow Lines, which is in a similar situation but leans more to interurban. It did have a genuinely interurban line, used larger interurban-type cars at one point, and whatever bonus points it got for saving the Electroliners.

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The middle car there now runs on the McKinney Avenue line in Dallas. They have also recently finished restoring a Toronto PCC and are now running it in regular service.
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Here's a pic I took of the PCC the other day. Some of the paint looks fucked up because they removed an advertising wrap and I guess figure it'll be covered again soon. I hate that they need to do it as a revenue stream, but it helps keep everything running and fare-free. I'm just surprised they're changing the wrap so soon.

This car (4614) was bought by MATA in the mid-90's when TTC was offloading their PCC fleet, alongside its sister 4613. It was stored over at the DART light rail yard for 20 years (4613 and MATA's former Tandy Subway car are still there), until its restoration was started due to the failure of the restoration of a former Dallas Railway & Terminal turned Boston MTBA PCC. Said car had been stored outside for ages, after decades of running over the salted roads of Boston, and for the money that was available (I think around $250,000), restoration was impossible, given that it would essentially require refabricating a large percentage of the body. Such a fucking shame. But at least we have two operating PCCs now.
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I am still confused to this day why Montreal Streetcars don't have headlights
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They never ran double-deckers, and afaik never intended to. However they did run some bigass trains for which the high catenary seems more suited.
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UNF
Do you know if it's planned to keep the wires trolleypole-compatible in the long run?
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>pedestrian can't sue you for hitting him if he's dead
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As far as I can tell, yes. There are plans to connect the modern streetcar line to the southern loop of the McKinney Avenue line, and the parts of the loop that were built recently instead of 30 years ago (that is to say, about 75% of it) were built to modern standards to accommodate them. Plans haven't gotten far enough to consider the overhead wire arrangement, but it is possible to modify it to work with both. Alternatively, the modern streetcars are off-wire capable, and could simply run off battery, although the existing line includes a mile-long off-wire run along an old viaduct, and adding another mile might be much. I don't know what exactly their capabilities are.

Longer term regarding the whole line, there has been mention of the idea to one day convert the whole thing from heritage cars to modern cars, but nothing remotely concrete. Trolley poles will continue to be used for the foreseeable future.
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>>1316428
Oh wait I thought from the pic you were talking about Toronto which afaik runs their PCCs for teh lulz every now and then. But you're actually talking about MATA.
Anyway thanks for explanation, still intredasting.
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