Monday, July 19, 2010

Boston Wartime PCC

I have just received word that Chris Perry will be coming down this weekend to resume work on Boston Elevated Railway car 3100. The car has been moved down into Lusa Car Yard so that the tools in the Lusa Car Shop are easily accessible.

Car 3100 is a President's Conference Committee (PCC) car. It was known as one of the Wartime PCCs as it was built in 1944. Due to the war shortages, the wartime cars were equipped with all steel roofs, non-stainless steel fittings, and air-electric controls. These cars were NOT equipped with roof fans. By 1986, the Wartime fleet was replaced by the LRV and 3100 came to the Connecticut Trolley Museum.

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