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  Home > Richmond Shops > Car Records > Civic Center > Streamline underbody components

  The "City of San Francisco" passenger cars had extra streamlining shrouds on the undercarriage. This made it necessary to rearrange most of the underbody components.

Vestibule "B" End  
LEFT SIDE OF CAR RIGHT SIDE OF CAR
Waukesha ICE Engine
The propane powered Waukesha Model "E" ICE Engine drives a 7 1/2 ton rotary compressor and a 2 KW generator (primarily to add power for the 2 electric fan motors in the condenser unit and the 1 motor in the sub-cooler.
Waukesha ICE Engine
The unit occupies the area behind the front truck. It is mounted on racks and can roll out for maintenance without disturbing any connecting cables.
Condensors
A/C condensers sit behind louvered grills.
Condensors
Condensors
The sub-cooler.
Condensors
WaterTank
Two water tanks sit astride the center sill. Photo of left side shows protective door in place.
WaterTank
WaterTank WaterTank
AirValves
The air brake valves mounted opposite the air reservoirs.
AirTank
AirValves AirTank
3-PropaneBottles
Propane storage bottles
3-PropaneBottles
Propane storage bottles
Waukesha Enginator
The enginator provides 7-1/2 KW for all the rest of the needs of the car.
2-PropaneBottlesPropane tanks
Waukesha Enginator
The propane powered Waukesha Enginator produced 2 kw. It is also mounted on racks and can roll out for maintenance without disturbing any connecting cables.
 
BatteryBox
Four batteries on roll out trays sit in the battery compartment and were protected by louvered panels.
BatteryBox

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