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Streetcars

Pullman-Standard 1946 Cleveland Transit System 4223
Pullman-Standard 1946
Cleveland Transit System 4223
Description:Single-end monitor-roof all-electric PCC

Equipment Information

The only Pullman-built PCC car in the museum’s collection is Cleveland Transit System 4223. It is largely a standard postwar PCC car but features an unusual rooftop monitor which contains an air circulating system. It is in the midst of a major multi-year rebuilding effort to return it to original condition.

COMPARE ME TO: New Jersey Transit 4, which is a standard PCC built the same year as 4223 but by a different builder, St Louis Car Company. The New Jersey car has windows that are shaped differently than 4223 and has a different roof line – can you spot any other differences?

Cleveland Transit System 4223 Details

Builder: Pullman/Pullman-Standard
Year Built: 1946
Seats: 53
Length: 46ft 5in
Width: 8ft 4in
Height: 11ft 1in
Weight: 39800 lbs
Brakes: All Electric
Motors: 4 WH 1432J
Control: XD423P
Trucks: Clark B2
Description: Single End / Double Truck / Monitor Roof / One Man / Electric PCC
Arrived: 1983
Condition: Complete / undergoing restoration / not operational

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CTS 4223 Ownership History

1946-1953 – Cleveland Transit System #4223
1953-1978 – Toronto Transportation Commission #4648
1978-1982 – Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority #4648
1982-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL