About car 1227

This 1903 wooden car straddles the line between trolley and rapid transit. In its early years, it ran both on dedicated right-of-way and down the street on the lines of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit (later Brooklyn Manhattan Transit). Currently undergoing restoration.

Num/Owner/City: 1227 Brooklyn Rapid Transit NYC
Builder: Osgood Bradley
Date Built: 1903
Num Trucks: 2
Truck Type: Peckham 40
Num Motors: 2
Motors: WH-50L
Controls: WH AB USG(Turret)
Brakes: AML
Compressor: D2F
Length: 49′
Weight: 69,880
Seats: 53
Ends: 2
OpenClosed: closed/open platform
Roof: railroad
Structural: composite
Type: rt el “BU”
Guidebook: 55-56