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The Philadelphia Chapter of the

National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Day - 03/06/2007

SEPTA Headquarters 1234 Market Street Philadelphia PA March 4 2007
SEPTA commemorated the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Market Street Elevated with a celebration at their headquarters. Of course, what is a birthday without a cake?
On the lower level, among the PCC and front clip of a bus, refreshments were served.
Disc jockey Jerry Blavat was the emcee, leading well-wishers including Curious George in dancing and his favorite music from the times he rode the trolley to 46th and Market Street, the original home of a little show called American Bandstand.
SEPTA General Manager Faye Moore welcomed the crowd, and a number of people (some representing more important people who could not attend like Mayor John Street and Governor Edward Rendell) also addressed those gathered for the party.
On the upper level was a display, put together with the help of chapter members Larry Eastwood and Harry Garforth, featuring photographs of the El over the past 100 years.
Also on exhibit were hand-made models of some of the cars that ran on the line.


All pictures March 4 2007 Copyright © 2007 John P. Almeida

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