Date: 10/3/1953 Road #:
Location: Newark, NJ more... Builder/Model:  

One of the new PCC Cars that will soon replace the old PSCT Cars is seen at the Public Service Plank Road Shops at East Newark, N.J. This car and others arrived on the PRR line I am standing on, forwarded from Minneapolis. They were purchased from the TCRT in a yellow paint scheme. Once unloaded and on the property, they were re-painted in the white, blue and gray colors seen here, ready to be put in service the first of 1954.


By: John on 12/14/2015
Many PS streetcars were once built in the massive ferry st. shops, prior to WWI. By the late 1930's, when PS was converting most of its surface streetcar lines to either motor bus or asv (dual-powered trolley buses), scores of cars were put into dead storage at the ferry street shops, until room could be made for them at PS's infamous Passaic Wharf facility where they would be scrapped. Prior to 1940, all surface connections to the Ferry St. shops was severed. After the ex-TCRT PCC's were refurbished here for NCS service, they were loaded into flatbeds, and driven to Warren St., where the cars were unloaded and operated into the subway under their own power, using the then-abandoned inbound ramp at Warren St., which had been used by the #21 via W. Market subway-surface cars until early 1952, when that line was converted to bus.

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