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Streetcars

St Louis 1947 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority 63
St Louis 1947
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority 63
Description:Single-end arch-roof all-electric MU PCC

Equipment Information

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority 63 is a typical postwar PCC streamlined streetcar. It was originally built for Twin City Rapid Transit and operated in Minneapolis and St. Paul until that streetcar system was closed in 1953. Car 63 was sold to Cleveland, where it went into suburban operation to Shaker Heights. It remained in service into the 1980s until replaced by modern light rail vehicles.

Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year Built: 1947
Seats: 54
Length: 46ft 5in
Width: 9ft
Height: 10ft 2in
Weight: 37900 lbs
Brakes: All Electric
Motors: 4 GE 1220E1
Control: GE 17KM12N2
Trucks: Clark B2
Description: Single End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / One Man / Electric PCC
Arrived: 2009
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational

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Ownership History
1947-1953 – Twin City Rapid Transit #352
1953-1975 – Shaker Heights Rapid Transit
1975-1985 – Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
1985-2006 – Trolleyville USA, North Olmsted, OH
2006-2009 – Lake Shore Electric Railway, Cleveland, OH
2009-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL