Brooklyn & Queens Transit 1001
The revolutionary PCC (Presidents Conference Committee) car was the traction industry’s answer to growing automobile and bus use, and to replace fleets of older traditional cars around the country, continent, and later to Europe. Car 1001 which ran in Brooklyn NY, was the first production PCC car and entered service in 1936. Restoration of 1001 to its late 1930’s appearance was completed in 2006..
Acquired by the museum in: 1956
Num/Owner/City: 1001 Brooklyn Queens Transit NYC Builder: St. Louis Date Built: 1936
Num Trucks: 2 Truck Type: Clark B-2 Num Motors: 4 Motors: GE-1198A Controls: GE 17KM3A1 Compressor: PC2
Length: 46′ Weight: 33,360 Height: Seats: 59?
Ends: 1 OpenClosed: closed Roof: arch Structural: steel Type: streetcar PCC
Comment: SLCC order #1600. First production PCC.