PCC streetcar facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPCC streetcar
Three PCCs on the San Francisco Municipal Railway's F-line. An example of one double-ended streetcar and two former SEPTA cars.
Interior of a PCC car
|Manufacturer||St. Louis Car Company
|Car length||46-50.5 ft|
|Traction system||4 x 55 HP motors, 43/6 (~7.17) gear ratio|
|Electric system(s)||600 VDC full electric|
|Braking system(s)||1)-Dynamic Service Braking; 2)-Friction for Final Stop, Park; 3)-Magnetic|
|Track gauge||Wide, Standard, Narrow Gauges|
The PCC (Presidents' Conference Committee) streetcar (tram) design was first built in the United States in the 1930s. The design was very successful in America. After World War II it was allowed to be used in other countries in the world. The PCC car has proved to be a long lasting icon of streetcar design, and PCC cars are still in service in various places around the world.
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