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National Railway Historical Society
Established in 1936
Railfan Pictures of the Week - 06/25/2006
|SEPTA Elmwood Depot Southwest Philadelphia PA August 1993|
Although the tours of Wayne Junction and Overbrook Shops were canceled, tours of the SEPTA dispatching center and Frazer shops, as well as a couple of trolley trips, are still on. However, there are no tours of SEPTA trolley depots this time around. Interesting note on the trolley trips: the "vintage" trolley is a 1980's Kawasaki LRV, which will be used on the subway portion of the journey, with a much newer 2004 PCC-II to be used for much of the surface portion.
One of the prototype tours for the 1993 Valley Forge Express Convention was SEPTA's Elmwood Depot, which still had a mix of cars back then, although the PCC's were just being stored there, having been retired in the summer of 1992.
|They also had a few of the work cars in the depot.|
|PCC 2097 would eventually wind up in Colorado Springs CO as part of the collection assembled by The Pike's Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation.|
|And way in the back was air-electric car 2054. Painted silver and blue some dozen or so years earlier, the tin worm was starting to show through. This car now has a new home at the Electric City Trolley Museum, Scranton, PA.|
All pictures August 1993 Copyright © 2006 John P. Almeida
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