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PCC Cars on Newark City Subway

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It's been years since I rode the Newark City Subway. Do they still operate any PCC Cars or have they all been replaced by new light rail cars?

 

For that matter are there any PCC Cars still operating in the Northeast US?

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IIRC, there are no operating systems with PCC cars. All of them are either scrapped or sent elsewhere.

If however, you want to see PCC cars on active tracks, try going to the West Coast to San Francisco. The F-Fisherman's Wharf and soon E-Embarcadero are both FULLY heritage street railways, offering PCC cars and cars from the turn-of-the-century (in other words, anything before the advent of the modern LRV)

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:septa: runs the only PCC streetcars, and they are PCC 2 cars. In bayonne at communipaw yard for HBLR they have the PCC cars, and there are plans to restore them.

 

- A

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...If however, you want to see PCC cars on active tracks, try going to the West Coast to San Francisco. The F-Fisherman's Wharf and soon E-Embarcadero are both FULLY heritage street railways, offering PCC cars and cars from the turn-of-the-century (in other words, anything before the advent of the modern LRV)

 

Yes, I rode those PCC cars in SFO in February 1996 out to Haight/ Asbury and Golden Gate Park. I also rode one of the LRV's to Ocean Beach (don't remember the make/ model) as well as the BART to Berekely.

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:septa: runs the only PCC streetcars, and they are PCC 2 cars. In bayonne at communipaw yard for HBLR they have the PCC cars, and there are plans to restore them.

 

- A

 

Oh yeah, I forgot about the Girard 15 line. However, are the trolleys still in service or is a bus still substituting the entire service?

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They got rid of them a while ago, the ones in Bayonne will be used for some special trolley at the waterfront eventually in Bayonne.

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It is Newark's so it belongs there unless they put the trolleys back on the tracks of UpTown trolley track that got covered up...

 

Newark would most likely use the LRVs it has.

However, in New York proper it would be great to have a heritage line, however it will be hard.

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There are PCC cars owned by a man that you can see along the east river. You could use them in NYC.

 

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There are PCC cars owned by a man that you can see along the east river. You could use them in NYC.

 

- A

 

Weren't they sold or scrapped?

And also, it would be great if they run a heritage line from Downtown Brooklyn to IKEA, essentially replacing the shuttle.

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Weren't they sold or scrapped?

And also, it would be great if they run a heritage line from Downtown Brooklyn to IKEA, essentially replacing the shuttle.

 

No they are still there.

 

- A

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They were supposed to be scrapped but nothing ever came of that, I wish that NJT would bring back the PCC's for Newark as they could rebuild them into the PCC2 thing that SEPTA has, though I have heard those have had some problems.

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They were supposed to be scrapped but nothing ever came of that, I wish that NJT would bring back the PCC's for Newark as they could rebuild them into the PCC2 thing that SEPTA has, though I have heard those have had some problems.

 

I think they should simply put them in service out in bayonne. B)

 

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