San Diego — Another PCC Acquired
The heritage trolley service at San Diego has a new addition -- a PCC due for rehabilitation so that it can be used on the San Diego Trolley's Silver Line.
The 68-year old ex-Twin Cities, ex-Newark PCC car was obtained in a trade with United Transportation Corp. (UTC)/Rail Air Sources (RAS), a manufacturer of parts for rail and light rail, in exchange for two retired Siemens U-2 light rail vehicles (LRV) which will go to the Western Railway Museum in the Bay Area and Railways to Yesteryear in central Pennsylvania.
Once the PCC is restored the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System will have two trolleys available for the downtown heritage route over a loop of light rail tracks. Having two cars will mean a reliable daily service can be offered. The agency is partnering with San Diego Gas and Electric, which has donated $50,000 to restore the car, a project that is estimated to take eight months.