Car 61 was built in 1903 by the American Car Company for the Los Gatos Interurban Railway Company as their number 13. It was built as a trailer. The Southern Pacific consolidated the electric lines around the San Jose area into the Peninsular Railway in 1909. At that time the car was renumbered to 61. In 1931 car 61 was motorized using equipment salvaged for several of the motor cars, which were worn out. The car was converted to one-man operation about this same time. The system continued to lose money and passenger service was discontinued in 1934. The electrical and mechanical equipment was stripped from the car and the body was sold and was stored in a barn in San Jose until it was acquired by the Museum in March 1969. The car is currently undergoing restoration.