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The Philadelphia Chapter of the

National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Day - 11/18/2008

Lehigh Valley Transit Allentown, Hatfield and Center Valley PA


The Lansdale Historical Society presentation "All Hail the Trolley", a look back at the area trolleys in the first half of the Twentieth Century, should be available on DVD before Christmas 2008. Check the LHS website for details.
The North Penn Reporter has a video clip featuring local historian Andy Maginnis, presenter of "All Hail the Trolley", along with maps of the Philadelphia to Allentown route and trolley lines in Lansdale.
It is July 13 1947 and LVT 701 wears its original paint at Fairview Carbarn in Allentown.
Three years later, LVT 701 has a new paint scheme as it races south through Hatfield between Stop 54 and Couter Siding in Lansdale on October 22 1950.
LVT freight trolley 79 stops at School Siding near Center Valley PA on May 8 1950. Here the right of way looks like that of a railroad.
The next month on June 9 1950, LVT 79 is found with another car south of Quakertown on Ridge Siding, which resembles someone's front lawn.

All pictures from the Charles Houser Collection

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Last Updated November 18, 2008

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