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Central California Traction 7

CCT 7 as it currently exists. CCT 7 as it currently exists. Jim Ward Photo

Description

Central California Traction Company #7 is a steel box motor Central California Traction Company #7 is a steel box motor which was built by J.G. Brill & Company and supplied as a body to the Washington Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway to replace its original box motor #1, which had been destroyed in a fire. The first #1's GE electrical equipment was salvaged and installed on the new body by the WB&A.

History

The WB&A used the #1 for express service in conjunctionThe WB&A used the #1 for express service in conjunction with the Southeastern Express Company, whose swastika logo is still just barely visible on the sides of the car, under theCCT's yellow paint (Southeastern Express is still in business as the Adams Diversified Equity Fund, Inc.). When the WB&A discontinued most of its passenger service, it sold #1 to theBoston Iron and Metal Company of Baltimore, Maryland. TheCCT then bought #1 from Boston Iron and Metal and used it for about 12 years. Upon discontinuance of electric operation in Sacramento, it sold the car to the M.C. Davidson scrapyard in Stockton, California. In 1967, Levin Metals purchasedDavidson's operations, after which Levin donated #7 to theBay Area Electric Railroad Association.

Dates

1929-1936: Washington Baltimore & Annapolis, #1

1936: WB&A discontinued most of its passenger service and1936: WB&A discontinued most of its passenger service and sold #1 to Boston Iron and Metal.

1936: CCT purchased #1, renumbered it to #7, installed a1936: CCT purchased #1, renumbered it to #7, installed a pantograph and four 3rd rail shoes, modified the air brake system, and installed exterior lighting.

1946: CCT discontinued use of 3rd rail, retains #7 for use in1946: CCT discontinued use of 3rd rail, retains #7 for use inSacramento switching service.

1948: switching dieselized; car #7 sold to M.C. Davidson for1948: switching dieselized; car #7 sold to M.C. Davidson for scrap.

1967: Levin Metals bought Davidson's yard; donates #7 to the1967: Levin Metals bought Davidson's yard; donates #7 to theBay Area Electric Railroad Association.

1968: #7 arrived Rio Vista Junction.

1990-96: rehabilitated by WRM shop forces to its 19471990-96: rehabilitated by WRM shop forces to its 1947appearance.

  • Vintage Photo: Vintage Photo
  • Vintage Caption: 7 at Davidson Scrapyard, Stockton, August 1959. [BAERA 18797]
  • Owners: Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis 1 Central California Traction 7
  • Trucks: Baldwin 90-40 B Wheels, 37 inch Traction motors, 4 GE-207-A
  • Air Brake Equipment: System: equivalent to double-end WABCo SWA Automatic brake valve: WABCo G-6 Straight air brake valve: GE type S form F4 Air compressor: one GE CP-22, one WTBCo D-4-EG
  • Dimensions: Length: 55' 6" Width: 8' 9" Height: 15' 3" Weight: 94,000 lbs
  • Propulsion Equipment: General Electric type M Master controller, C-74-F Contactor, DB-160 Reverser, DB-413-H9 Circuit breaker, DB-102-B Traction motors, General Electric GE-207A Traction gearing, bull 63, pinion 18, ratio 3.5 to 1, ? face Control switch, Westinghouse 544A Power resistors, GE type RG MU plugs, none
  • Misc Data: Couplers, Ohio Brass form 23 Tomlinson radial with AAR contour. Heaters, Coal Stove Trolley wheel, 1- 5” Eureka Electric #17 Trolley base, 1- OB form 4 Catcher, Eclipse Pantograph, Westinghouse S-514-B Third rail collector, General Electric under running Air Horns (2) Air bell (2)
  • Current Condition: Stored indoors, the 7 has been operational at Rio Vista Junction since 1969. Installation of replacement CDM-13 dynamotor is contemplated.
  • Proposed Future Treatment: Maintain in current condition.
  • Date Last Modified: Saturday, 04 June 2011
  • Additional Photo 1: Additional Photo 1
  • Photo 1 Caption: Broadside scan of WB&A #1 in sale brochure of Boston Iron & Metal Co., 1936 [BAERA 24542]
  • Additional Photo 2: Additional Photo 2
  • Photo 2 Caption: CCT 7 boarding passengers at Shilo Road
  • Additional Photo 3: Additional Photo 3
  • Photo 3 Caption: 7 at Union Frt. Depot M & 2nd Sts., Sacramento, May 19, 1940 [BAERA 24621]

Hours

Year Round
Saturdays & Sundays
10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Summer Hours
(June 13th - August 18th)
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays
10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Museum Location

5848 State Highway 12
Suisun City, CA 94585

(707) 374-2978

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