Pittsburgh Railways 1467

1467 as presently on display at the Trolley Display Building.

1467 as presently on display at the Trolley Display Building.

Pittsburgh Railways Company purchased 666 PCC cars between 1936 and 1949, including this wartime example. The 1400-series was chosen by company management to receive various public service advertising paint schemes, beginning in 1943 and featuring a multitude of worthy causes and, later, willing advertisers.

Outbound to McKeesport at Buttermilk Hollow Road overpass, near the Allegheny County Airport.

Outbound to McKeesport at Buttermilk Hollow Road overpass, near the Allegheny County Airport.

Initially, the cars carried patriotic messages, then civic and commercial messages after the war wound down. Car 1467 wore at least two special paint schemes in the postwar era. In the 1960s, 1467 was sold to Westinghouse Air Brake Company (WABCO) for rapid transit equipment testing, and after WABCO was finished with the car, they donated it to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.

Car Number    1467
Car Builder  St. Louis Car Company
Year Built  1941
Year Acquired  1968
Car Type  SE PCC
Length  46’0″
Width  8’4″
Height  10’0″
Weight  36,000
Seats  54
Motors  Westinghouse 1432D (4@)
Status  On display at Trolley Display Building

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