PCC 1001 THEN and NOW From Brooklyn, NY to Brooklyn, NY to Branford, CT
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THEN and NOW
From Brooklyn, NY to Branford, CT
What does PCC stand for?Presidents Conference Committee of course!
As delivered to BQ&T in 1936 nos. 1001 1099 built by St. Louis Car Co.
Note to viewers:Very few color photos exist of 1001 in the original livery colors.In this slide show, all but one vintage photo of 1001 show the green and silver colors which were used on all Brooklyn PCCs after the city took over operations in 1946.
(If anyone knows the story behind the dent on the DASHBOARD - no doubt caused by a wayward motorist back in the day, let me know.)
A promotional photo in Brooklyn
Trivia QuestionWhat was the original paint colors used on ST. Louis Car Co. Brooklyn PCCs # 1001-1099?
and is air-lifted thru Long Island City en route to Branford, CT in October 1956.PHOTO BY FRANK PFUHLER - MAN ON GROUNDAfter nearly 20 years of service in NYC, 1001 eludes going to PCC heaven,
Fifty some-odd years later, and after at least two overhauls PCC 1001 lives on at the Shoreline Trolley Museumin Branford, Ct.(BERA)
Restored and looking good through the SEPIA photo filter.
Trivia AnswerThe Original Brooklyn PCC colors were DuPont Cordova Gray and Mountain Ash Scarlet.*
(or as some say Pachyderm Gray)
*Source p. 64, New York City Trolleys In Color by W. D. Volkmer
PSSSSSSSST, Get the book!
DING-DING!Another exciting slide show by W. Koch9-2009The END