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Pacific Gas and Electric 41

PG&E Car 41, broadside, probably on arrival, at carhouse, [BAERA 24370] PG&E Car 41, broadside, probably on arrival, at carhouse, [BAERA 24370]


Pacific Gas and Electric 41 is a seven window, double-ended,Pacific Gas and Electric 41 is a seven window, double-ended, single-truck, Birney safety car without platform knees.


The first of the four cars series 41-44, the 41 was built by theThe first of the four cars series 41-44, the 41 was built by theAmerican Car Company in their St Louis, Missouri, plant and purchased by Pacific Gas and Electric for its Sacramento streetcar operation. It spent its entire working career on the system, being retired prior to the Sacramento City Lines takeover of PG&E's Sacramento streetcar system in 1943.


1919-c1942: PG&E 41.

c1942: retired.

194?-1974: used as a shed in Elmira, California.

1976: acquired by Bay Area Electric Railroad Association.

1977: moved to Rio Vista Junction.

  • Owners: Pacific Gas and Electric 41
  • Technical Data: Built: 1918 Builder: American Car Co, order #1097 Type: Birney Safety Car Seats: 28
  • Trucks: Truck: Brill 21-E Wheels, 24 inch.. Traction motors, 2-25 horsepower @ 600 VDC, inside hung.
  • Air Brake Equipment: System: SCDCo straight air, with safety control Motorman’s valve, (M-28). Emergency Valve, (K-1). Double check valve, (#15). Brake Cylinder (8 X 12). Dead man on controller and foot valve. Air Compressor, WTBCo DH-10
  • Dimensions: Length: 23'' 6" Width: unknown Height: unknown Weight: 12,000 lbs
  • Propulsion Equipment: Control: series-parallel Controllers: two K-10. Traction motors, (GE 264). Power resistors, (GE type SG).
  • Misc Data: Trolley base: one, US-6* * as equipped on PG&E.
  • Current Condition: Car 41 was partially restored after arrival at WRM. Further restoration was suspended on account of building the WRM shop building. Complicating restoration has been an inability to track down and obtain enough suitable components to make it operational. It is now stored outside, tarped.
  • Proposed Future Treatment: Complete restoration when resources are available. Truck is on hand.
  • Date Last Modified: Saturday, 04 June 2011


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