Thursday, February 11, 2010

Brookville Equipment continues PCC car rehab

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The first of the four double-ended PCC streetcars operated by San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) has left the city for rehabiliation work by Brookville Equipment Co. at the company’s  facility, located in Brookville, Pa.

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Car No. 1008 is the third of 16 PCCs covered by a MUNI contract with the company. But the four double-end cars to be rehabilitated are considered especially useful because of their large capacity, and because their ability to operate from either end makes them essential for initial operation of the long-planned E-Embarcadero line between Mission Bay and Fisherman's Wharf, which lacks a turning facility for single-end cars at its south end.

Brookville is scheduled to complete upgrading all 16 cars by the end of 2011.