Buffalo NFTA PCC train rare photo Merry Christmas

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Buffalo NFTA PCC train rare photo Merry Christmas
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Sunday, December 24, 2017 9:35 PM

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:57 AM

Except for the pantograph, the car looks like it's way overdue for a major overhaul.

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 11:51 AM

All in all a cool picture. For all the tests lived in Buffalo never knew they had s pcc car. Pretty awesome.

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 12:44 PM

PCC came from Cleveland RTA Shaker Rapid....Was to be used on Tonwanada line which is former Erie Niagara branch now a bike trail as of last year. They inherited about 10 of these that sat in the NFTA barn for years..after that who knows. 

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 2:07 PM

They have more than one,  Purchased at a time when there was a movemen to have a long extension, possibly to the Falls, but the plan was not implemened.

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Posted by 081552 on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 2:59 PM

Is the car still in the NFTA inventory?

 

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 3:04 PM

I didn't see it listed on thier current car roster.

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 10:43 PM

That is the operating car roster.  Although they may have sold the PCCs and I did not learn of that fact.

There would be problems with operating regular PCCs. even with pantograph, on the existing system because of the lack of loops at both ends.  The Buffalo LRVs are double-ended from what I remember.

The photo may have been from one test operation at the time the PCCS were bought and the etension contemplated.  This woiuld have around 15 years ago or more.

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 8:57 AM

Loop at N end at Swannie River cafe...Cleveland RTA tore up there Shaker Loop about 7 years ago

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