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LOS ANGELES METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY NARROW GAUGE RAIL CARS
Compiled by ALLEN COPELAND
Assisted by JOE STRAPAC
Date: fourth quarter, 1962
MTA's present day roster of equipment includes three distinct types of PCC cars and three work cars that see very little service.
3001 - 3020 St. Louis Car Co., 3-9/37 St. West. elec. eq.
3021 - 3034 & St. Louis Car Co., 3-9/37 GE elec. equip.
3036 - 3060*
3061 - 3095 St. Louis Car Co., 10/38 GE elec. equip.
Westinghouse cars have four 1432 motors (55-hp), while the GE cars use four 1198 motors (55-hp). Car 3035 was scrapped May, 1956 because of accident damage that occurred when it was struck by a Santa Fe locomotive. These cars were operated with two men from May, 1939 to August, 1941 and were known as class P-l when Los Angeles voted for two-man operation on all local street car lines. This was later invalidated and the cars resumed one-man operation.
Length: 46'; Truck centers: 22'9"; Truck wheelbase: 6'; Height to top of roof: 10'1/8"; Rail to step: 15"; Rail to floor: 32"; Height of steps: 8-1/2"; Width of double seats; 35"; Width of aisle between stanchions; 21" Width of car over-all: 100"; Weight: 34,000-lbs.; Car body: 16,250-lbs.; Weight of trucks: 15,000-lbs. (with motors); Weight of controls: 2,400-lbs.; Weight of air brake equipment: 1,100-lbs.; Weight per seat: 558-lbs.; 61-seats; 25" wheels; 7.17 to 1 gear ratio; WAB Air Brakes, Clark special PCC trucks.
* 15 cars of this series are now in dead storage.
3096 - 3125 St. Louis Car Co., 11/43 GE elec. equip.
Same as type P except center doors are one window-width nearer the rear.
3126 - 3165 St. Louis Car Co., 9/48 West. elec. eq.
These cars are equipped with standee-windows, are all-electric and are eight inches wider than the other PCC's.
Length: 46'5-3/8"; Truck centers: 22' 9"; Truck wheelbase 6'; Height to top of roof: 10' 2-7/8"; Rail to step: 15" Rail to floor: 32"; Height of steps: 8-1/2"; Width of double-seat: 35"; Width of aisle between stanchions: 21"; Width of car over-all: 108"; Weight: 37,600-lbs.; Weight of car body: 20,600-lbs.; Weight of trucks: 17,000-lbs.; Weight of control equipment: 1,750-lbs.; 58-seats; 4 West. 1432J motors; 25" wheels; 7.17 to 1 gear ratio; West. ABS control; Clark special PCC trucks.
9225 Los Angeles Ry. (South Park Shops), 2/12
Double-truck derrick car. Length: 40'; Width: 8' 1-1/2" Height over all: 14'; Weight: 61900-lbs.; 4 West. 38B motors (50-hp); 1 West. K-35JJ controller; West. D3EG compressor; Crane capacity: 5-tons; MCB 3/4 couplers; LARy. T-3 trucks (5'3" wheelbase).
9310 Los Angeles Ry. (South Park Shops), 7/25
Single-truck rail grinder. Weight: 23320-lbs.; 2 West. 306L motors; West. K-ll control; LARy. T-24 truck (8' wheelbase).
9350 Los Angeles Ry. (South Park Shops), 12/07
Double-truck tower car. Length: 30' 4"; Width: 7' 8" Height: 12' 12"; Weight: 42020-lbs.; 4 West. 38B motors (50-hp); 2 West. K-28A controllers; West. D1BG compressor; MCB 3/4 couplers; LARy. T-3 trucks (5' 3" wheelbase)
Note: These cars are kept at South Park Shops and have seen very little service in the past few years.
EDITOR'S NOTE: As of February 24, 1963 the above roster of equipment should be corrected as follows:
- Orange Empire Trolley Museum, Perris, California, has signed a long term lease with LAMTA for passenger cars 3001 and 3100 and for all three remaining pieces of work equipment. All cars are now on OET property.
- All passenger equipment listed in dead storage is now located on temporary track at Vernon Yard. All cars will be stored at Vernon after March 31. South Park is now an all-bus facility.
LOS ANGELES METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY TROLLEY COACHES
8001 - 8040 ACF-Brill, 1946-7 44 seats
9001 - 9040 ACF-Brill, 1948 44 seats
9101 - 9130 ACF-Brill, 1948 46 seats (standee wind.)
Note: Many of the above coaches are in dead storage. "Timepoints" reports 9109 was wrecked and dismantled.
STREET CARS FOR KOREA
Many of LAMTA's older cars were sold and shipped to Korea. "Timepoints" lists 3007 and 3008 as sold to an equipment broker and awaiting shipment to Korea.
LAMTA 9114 on the #2 line. 9-10-42
LAMTA 8036. #3 line at 6th & Wilton Pl. Aug. 1947