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East Bay Street Railways 352

East Bay Street Railways 352 at Rio Vista Junction. East Bay Street Railways 352 at Rio Vista Junction.


East Bay Street Railways 352 is a wood and steel, double-end, double-truck, arch-roof streetcar. It was built as a wooden deck roof, open platform, three compartment, longitudinal seating, fixed sash PAYE car on Brill 39E trucks. Over the years Key System rebuilt the car until today it is mostly a steel car with an arch roof, closed platforms, single compartment, with walk over transverse seats, sash that raises and Brill 77E four motor trucks. Car 352 is part of series 351 to 410.


The car was built by the St. Louis car company in St Louis, Mo. in 1911. It was used in streetcar service in the East Bay Area until 1948. It was heavily rebuilt over its life and has had several different corporate ownerships, but it always used in the same service area. These ownership changes resulted in many different paint schemes and names being on the car over its lifetime, but it always retained the same number. When the car was retired it was stripped of electrical and mechanical equipment and used as a storage shed behind a house in the Berkeley hills. The car was restored in the Museum’s shop to its current operating condition in 1985 using parts acquired all over the world. The car is currently in its 1931 appearance.

  • Vintage Photo: Vintage Photo
  • Vintage Caption: East Bay Street Railways 352 in Oakland in the early 1900s. See additional photos for full picture. (WRM Collection)
  • Owners: East Bay Street Railways 352
  • Technical Data: Wood and steel streetcar. Built by the St Louis Car Company in 1911. Seats 48 passengers, one operator. Car weight.
  • Trucks: Brill 77E1 made in Japan after World War Two. Wheels, 26 inch spoked steel centers with steel tires. Axle, 4”. Journals, 3 3/4 X 7. Traction motors, 4-35 horsepower, inside hung.
  • Air Brake Equipment: Westinghouse Traction Brake, SME. Motorman’s valve, M-28. Emergency valve, D-1. Double check valve, #15. Brake cylinder, 10 X 12. Main reservoir protection valve. Dead man on controller and foot valve. Governor, General Electric type ML. Air compressor, General Electric type CP-27.
  • Dimensions: Width: 9’ 2”. Length over buffers: 49’ 2”. Height. Truck centers, 25’ 0”. Truck wheelbase, 64”.
  • Propulsion Equipment: General Electric type K. Controller, K-6. Deadman equipment, LB-4. Line switch, DB 987. Traction motors, Toshiba SE-133A. Control switch, MS-46. Power resistors, General Electric type CG.
  • Misc Data: Heaters, none. Trolley wheel, 6” More Jones. Trolley base, US 13. Trolley catcher, Keystone made by Electric Service Supply Co. Bell, two New Departure #2 under floor rotary gong.
  • Current Condition: The car is in excellent condition and is operational. It arrived at the Museum as a body and was restored in the Museum’s shop.
  • Proposed Future Treatment: It will be maintained in its current condition. The paint scheme may be changed to depict a different era when painting is required.
  • Date Last Modified: Saturday, 04 June 2011
  • Additional Photo 1: Additional Photo 1
  • Photo 1 Caption: Car 352 at City Hall Square, on Washington Street between 14th and 15th Streets in downtown Oakland. Looking north. Unidentified car also visible. (1912) [BAERA 15312]
  • Additional Photo 2: Additional Photo 2
  • Photo 2 Caption: Equipment Plan


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