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National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Day - 10/19/2004

University City District Trolley Day University City Philadelphia October 16 2004

Excerpted from the University City District press release

University City Presents Trolley Day, Where 1938 Meets Today on the Tracks

'University City District invites you to participate in UC Trolley Day, "where 1938 meets today on the tracks." On October 16th, from 10am to 6pm, SEPTA, the University City Historical Society, University of Pennsylvania, and University City District will be encouraging everybody to taste, hear, and see the modern and historic charms of University City. Free rides will be available all day on three newly renovated 1930's era Philadelphia trolley cars. These cars will operate in a continuous loop, connecting riders to concerts, historic home and garden tours, restaurants, bakeries, shops, farmers' markets, museum displays, book sales, and tree plantings. UC Trolley Day will be the passenger debut for SEPTA's restored PCC cars. These cars originally ran in Philadelphia from the late 1930's to the early 1990's. Light, agile, and now air-conditioned, the 18-car fleet was rebuilt to operate on the route #15 Girard Avenue trolley line, re-introducing lost connections between West Philadelphia, Fairmount, and Northern Liberties.'

First out was 2328 arriving at 38th and Spruce Streets at 9:53.
Fifteen minutes behind was 2320, here at 38th Street about to make the turn onto Filbert Street.
Last out of the barn was 2324, seen here crossing Chester Avenue at 42nd Street at 10:37.


All pictures October 16 2004 c. 2004 John P. Almeida
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