November 30, 2018
» The Central Ohio Transit Authority seeks a director of engineering. [More]
» Dallas Area Rapid Transit is looking for an assistant vice president, operations administration. [More]
» The Madison County Mass Transit District, Granite City, IL, requests proposals for the manufacture and delivery of heavy-duty 30-foot buses. [More]
View more Classified Ads »
TO PLACE AN AD: E-mail the requested date(s) of publication to: Mailing address is: Passenger Transport, 1300 I Street NW, Suite 1200 East, Washington, DC 20005. Ad copy is not accepted by phone. DEADLINE: 3 p.m. EST, Friday, one week prior to publication date. INFORMATION: Phone (202) 496-4877.

Brookville Marks Centennial With 100th Modern Streetcar

This year is the centennial of the founding of Brookville Equipment Company in Brookville, PA, and the company has marked the anniversary with production milestones including delivery of its 100th modern streetcar vehicle to the city of Milwaukee, which introduced service on The Hop on Nov. 2, and of its 50th overhauled and modernized PCC streetcar to El Paso, TX, launched Nov. 9, since entering the streetcar market in 2002.

The Hop operates with five Liberty Streetcar vehicles from Brookville, each equipped with an onboard energy storage system. Sun Metro’s streetcar service in El Paso uses six restored and modernized PCC streetcars, which originally ran in the city between 1950 and 1974 but have been updated with amenities including Wi-Fi, air conditioning and improved accessibility.

“It’s exciting to achieve both of these key streetcar delivery milestones in our 100th year of operations,” said Brookville Vice President of Business Development Joel McNeil. “The Liberty Streetcar and our PCC restoration programs demonstrate the Brookville team’s dynamic and diverse range of manufacturing skills and our ability as an organization to both preserve and modernize historical fleets and develop modern transit vehicles for the American cities of tomorrow.”

The company was founded as Brookville Locomotive Works in 1918, when the original owner began installing flanged railroad wheels on gasoline-powered trucks. Full-scale production of gasoline- and diesel-powered locomotives began following the First World War, later joined by a variety of specialty rail equipment. It has undergone several changes of name, becoming Brookville Equipment Corporation in 1998.
Brookville’s 50th restored PCC streetcar leaves the main manufacturing facility.

« Previous Article
Return to Top
Next Article »
© Copyright American Public Transportation Association
1300 I Street NW, Suite 1200 East, Washington, DC 20005
Telephone (202) 496-4882 • Fax (202) 496-4321
Print Version | Search Back Issues | Contact Us | Unsubscribe
Twitter Flickr Blog YouTube Facebook