Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.

PCC Cars on Newark City Subway


fx20736

Recommended Posts

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 Do they still operate any PCC Cars or have they all been replaced by new light rail cars?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?

Link to comment
Share on other sites


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)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

...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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

: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?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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)

 

- A

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.