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National Railway Historical Society

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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 09/04/2005

SEPTA Route 15 at the Philadelphia Zoo Girard Avenue Philadelphia PA September1 2005
SEPTA finally announced the official debut of the rebuilt PCC II's in regular service on the Route 15 Girard Avenue trolley run starting today, September 4 2005. To mark the occasion, on September 1 2005 two of the new cars took two groups of children from either end of the route for a trip to the zoo and a short ceremony celebrating the return of the streetcars after a 13 year hiatus. The first pullout from Callowhill Depot is reported to be at 12:22 AM with the first run, sure to be packed with trolley aficionados, commencing at 12:30 AM.
The two trolleys parked in front of the zoo as an Amtrak Regional passes overhead.
The bus, which replaced the trolley in 1992, will be ready to fill in, just in case.
On hand were local news crews to get some footage for the evening broadcasts.


All pictures September 1 2005 Copyright © 2005 John P. Almeida

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