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PCC MBTA 3321 pictures

Trolley Car No.10 is back ... On track!


Here are pictures our visit to PCC MBTA 3321.
"She is not a cream puff".
There are three cars here, the middle one is not offered to us.
Most of the exterior shots are of MBTA 3321, the last PCC built in Massachusetts.
Some of the interior shots are of MBTA 3299, which we can use as a parts car for 3321.

PCC MBTA 3321
The doors are plywood, probably replacements, easily rebuilt and there are spares.
Note that you can see that the steps are rusted out here.
PCC MBTA 3321
Between the two cars there is enough plexiglass to populate the windows on 3321. They are flat glass, easily replaced by popping them out of their gaskets. There is plenty of gasket material, and it is still being made.
PCC MBTA 3321
The car was painted about ten years ago, but I don't think it was done professionally.
PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321
This is the rear of the car, above the windows is the catcher for the pole rope.
PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321
Here you can see the fiberglass seats installed in the 1970's.
The part in the middle is for the middle car. There is a lot of gasket material on the floor.
PCC MBTA 3321
These resistors under the car will need to be replaced.
PCC MBTA 3321
The control gear cabinet. The sheet metal is in worse shape than the control gear itself.
PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321
This motor disconnect switch needs very little work to be operable.
PCC MBTA 3321
The lead acid battery probably needs replacement.
PCC MBTA 3321
Here are the electro-magnet emergency track brakes.
The wheels were replaced shortly before the car was taken out of service.
PCC MBTA 3321
"Watch your step" indeed.
This is the parts car, damaged somewhat by a loader as it was moving down the cobblestone streets of Brooklyn.
PCC MBTA 3321
An electro-pneumatic door 'engine',
for opening and closing a door.
PCC MBTA 3321
The back-up controller in the parts car.
PCC MBTA 3321
Looking toward the back of 3321. The back-up controller is under the window.
The seats will need cleaning and many of the legs need repair or replacement.
Tiki torches included!
PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321
Two more door engine shots, in 3321. Some lines have been cut.
PCC MBTA 3321
View out the front of 3321
PCC MBTA 3321
Motorman's seat on 3321. Most of the switches were frozen.
PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321
Looking down the front steps of 3321.
The cables are not part of the car.
PCC MBTA 3321
The floors were tiled, looks like they were nailed down as they came loose.
Plywood sub-floor, replacement should be straight-forward.
PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321
Back-up controller in 3321.
PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321
Driver's side door 3321
PCC MBTA 3321
Control gear, looking up from under car 3321.
PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321

PCC MBTA 3321
The parts car.
PCC MBTA 3321
Linoleum ceilings.
PCC MBTA 3321

You can find pictures of MBTS 3321 in operation in Boston at these links:
http://world.nycsubway.org/perl/show?114847
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?img_7429.jpg
http://www.barraclou.com/bus/boston/mbta3321.jpg
http://world.nycsubway.org/perl/show?114751
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2099922
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erikgriswold/8350599359/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ck4049/5107408466/


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