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    More Mouse: Exploring the original Pacific Electric Red Cars

    Exploring the original Pacific Electric Red Cars by Karl Buiter

    Karl Buiter takes a look at the original trolleys on which the Disney California Adventure Buena Vista Street versions were based.

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    Great article!!!!

    I have a question that I could probably find the answer somewhere but will be lazy and ask it here.

    Do the DCA Red Cars actually run off the overhead grid or is that just for show and they run off some other source of power?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DwarfPlanet View Post
    Great article!!!!

    I have a question that I could probably find the answer somewhere but will be lazy and ask it here.

    Do the DCA Red Cars actually run off the overhead grid or is that just for show and they run off some other source of power?
    Battery operated.

    Car number 1061 runs to this day on the SF Muni F line on Market St as does LA Railway number 1052 (a yellow one).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralfrick View Post
    Battery operated.

    Car number 1061 runs to this day on the SF Muni F line on Market St as does LA Railway number 1052 (a yellow one).
    Thank you, I grew up with the Yakima Valley Transportation system in Yakima WA. I always remember the sparks when they hit one of the junctions on the overhead grid at times.
    "Although we think it's DOPEY that Pluto has been downgraded to a dwarf planet, which has made some people GRUMPY and others just SLEEPY, we are not BASHFUL in saying we would be HAPPY if Disney's Pluto would join us as an 8th dwarf. We think this is just what the DOC ordered and is nothing to SNEEZE at."

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    Thank-you everyone. Definitely a fun article to write.

    A reader emailed me in regards to 1061 and 1052 in San Francisco. His note - "Both 1052 and 1061 are former Philadelphia PCCs that were among a over a dozen that were painted to honor cities where PCC cars ran."

    I cant confirm that. But I pass it along. And hope the reader joins the discussion


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