Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 3299 and 3321 These "PCC" Cars are trolley cars built in 1951 by the Pullman-Standard company of Worcester, MA, for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), later to become the MBTA. They ran in Boston, MA for their entire service life, from 1951 to 1985. They served primarily on what is now the Green Line. They were then stored for a number of years, before being used in an abortive streetcar project in Brooklyn NY, which left them stored on an exposed pier. They were flooded by Hurricane Sandy and brought to the Museum in 2015. This style of PCC Car was called a "Picture Window" car because of the large side windows. MBTA 3321 is the last trolley car built in Massachusetts.
In 2022 we had the cars "sand" blasted and primed, and ordered new windows for 3321. We plan to cosmetically restore these cars; 3321 to the orange and cream of the MTA in the 1950's, and 3329 to the 1970's "Green Line" appearance. Please do not go inside these cars.
Here are some pictures of the PCC cars prior to their arrival at SFTM.
Here is a blog post of memories of riding the PCC cars in Boston by Joan Livingston.
Please make an Online Donation for the PCC Cars Fund.
14 Depot Street Shelburne Falls MA 01370        413-625-9443       firstname.lastname@example.org