Fri, May 25, 2018
Links : Equipment Suppliers
Brookville Equipment Company, in Brookville PA, is rebuilding PCC cars. It rebuilt 18 Cars, built in 1948, for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority; the cars returned to daily service on the 15 Girard route. SEPTA now refers to these as PCC II cars; a photo of car 2320 appears in the Equipment/PCC section.
For photos and a description of the cars rebuilt for SEPTA, go to:
Brookville restored 16 PCCs for San Francisco between 2004 and 2011. This includes cars purchased from New Jersey Transit in 2003, as well as some double-end cars owned by San Francisco. All of the cars entered service on the F Line. The double-ended cars now provide service on the E Embarcadero line. Brookville is presently rebuilding an additional 16 cars for San Francisco. Some of these are cars originally purchased from SEPTA that went into service in 1995.
In 2012, Brookville introduced its Liberty Modern Streetcar. The car is similar in design to the United Streetcar. A major innovation is the onboard energy storage system (OESS). Lithium-ion batteries charge when the car is under trolley wire/catenary, and can power the car independently of contact with the wire..the car. For more information, go to the Home Page and click on Dual Power Streetcars. http://www.brookvillecorp.com/streetcar-modern.asp
Photos of PCC cars refurbished for San Francisco Municipal Railway
Gomaco Trolley Company
Gomaco Trolley Company, Ida Grove, IA manufacturers replicars of several types, and reconditions vintage cars, including streetcars from Milan, Italy. It in introducing its own version of the Dual Power Streetcar, referred to as the Double E Hybrid Propulsion System.
Skoda_Inekon is part of Skoda Dopravni Technika, a company that manufactures electric railway locomotives, suburban trains, and metro trainsets, in addition to four type of tramcars (streetcars). The company's URL is:
United Streetcar, a subsidiary of Oregon Iron Works, built and delivered the modern streetcars initially built by Skoda, designated the T10. Union Streetcars constructed and delivered 18 cars to Portland, OR, Tucson, AZ, and Washington DC before it closed in 2014.
Siemens is supplying a streetcar which is longer and has a larger capacity than streetcars built by other suppliers such as Union, CAF, and Brookville. The car is designated the S70. It is longer and has a larger capacity that the Union Streetcar, CAF Urbos 3, or Brookville Liberty cars.