western railway museum banner train tracks

Key System 1014

Key System 1014


Key System 1014 is a home-built wrecking tool car of wooden construction. It has a fully enclosed body with wide center sliding doors similar in appearance to a box motor.


Car 1014 was built by the Key System Transit Company in 1928. It was rebuilt from San Francisco Oakland Terminal car 228, which was previously Piedmont and Mountain View Electric Railway car 140. It was used as the Central Carhouse wrecker. It was then taken off its trucks and used as a shed in the Bridge Railway yard. The car was acquired by the Museum in 1963.

  • Vintage Photo: Vintage Photo
  • Vintage Caption: Key System 1014 in service.
  • Owners: Key System 1014. Piedmont & Mountain View 140. San Francisco Oakland Terminal 228.
  • Technical Data: Wooden car, body style similar to box motor. Built by Key System Transit Company in 1928. Weight, 43,000 pounds.
  • Trucks: (Brill 27 E1). Wheels, 33-inch diameter. Axle. Journals, 3 3/4 X 7 plain bearing. Traction motors, 4-40 horsepower@ 500 VDC, inside hung.
  • Air Brake Equipment: Westinghouse Traction Brake, straight air. Motorman’s valve. Brake cylinder, (12 X 12). Air compressor, (National A-4).
  • Dimensions: Width, 8’ 3”. Length over buffers, 34’ 6”. Height, 11’ 6”. Truck centers, 20’ 0”. Truck wheelbase, 72”.
  • Propulsion Equipment: General Electric type K. Controller, (K-6). Traction motors, (4 GE70). Power resistors, General Electric type CG.
  • Misc Data: Couplers, draw head. Trolley wheel, (2- 6” More Jones). Trolley base, (US 6).
  • Current Condition: This car a car body only.
  • Proposed Future Treatment: This car is a simple car and needs a full restoration.
  • Date Last Modified: Saturday, 04 June 2011
  • Additional Photo 1: Additional Photo 1
  • Additional Photo 2: Additional Photo 2
  • Photo 2 Caption: Key 1014 body at Bridge yard, last day operation, April 19, 1958. [BAERA 18794]
  • Additional Photo 3: Additional Photo 3
  • Photo 3 Caption: Equipment Plan


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

Summer Hours
Wednesday & Thursdays
10:30am - 3:30pm
(Walking tours only)

Saturdays & Sundays
10:30am – 5:00pm

Summer hours may vary and/or change at any time due to cases of extreme heat, weather conditions, and/or the ability of our volunteers.

Closed Holidays
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day

Museum Location

5848 State Highway 12
Suisun City, CA 94585

(707) 374-2978

Contact Us