Although the PCC represents standardization in street car design, operating companies and car builders individualized their vehicles. Conduit current supply and forty-four foot transfer tables gave Washington's PCCs two unique characteristics, underground plows and one less window on a side. As an early PCC, DCTS 1101 does not have the standee windows of the "post-war cars" and does employ compressed air for windshield wipers, door engines, and brakes for the final stop. The Company replaced the original external, wheel-mounted brake shoes with internal, propeller shaft- mounted drum brakes when it extended the dynamic braking down to two miles per hour.
Mr. O. Roy Chalk, president of D.C. Transit System, donated 1101 to NCTM in March, 1970.
Ownership History:Capital Transit #1101 1937-1956 / DC Transit #1101 1956-1962 / 1st preserved by Private owner 1962-1970 / National Capital Trolley Museum(Wheaton, Maryland) 1970-present
|#Seats:50||#Wheels/Conf.:8 (B-B)||Total HP:220|
|Motors:WH 1432 (4)||Voltage (if not 600DC):|