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National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Week - 07/23/2006

SEPTA Route 23 and 56 Philadelphia PA May 1994

Today the Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys is running a PCC II fan trip on surface sections of Routes 11, 13, 34 and 36 (although we all know now that they CAN run in the subway). In October they will also be running another trip to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Kawasaki cars (click here for details).

Back in May of 1994, a Kawasaki-PCC fantrip wandered around some of the remaining streetcar trackage left outside of the Southwest-West Philly cluster.

PCC 2168, which had recently been repainted for the Chestnut Trolley operation
Kawaski LRV 9111 running the trolley island on Erie Avenue
Back on the street on Erie Avenue nearing Torresdale Avenue
PCC 2168 pausing on Torresdale Avenue at Kensington Avenue in the shadow of the Market-Frankford El
The mad scramble up the hill to get the elevation shot on Erie Avenue. Occasionally, railfanning can be an extreme sport.


All pictures May 1994 Copyright © 2006 John P. Almeida

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