Facebook Page
Philly NRHS - Railfan Pictures of the Week


Home Chapter History National Info Chapter Info CINDERS Newsletter Our FP7A Transportation Links Railfan Links


The Philadelphia Chapter of the

National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Week - 04/22/2012

SEPTA Route 15 Trolley Girard Avenue Bridge Philadelphia PA April 4 2012

The news this week is that the trolleys will be returning to most of the Route 15 on April 29. The line has been bus-tituted since October 2011 during the $1.2 million reconstruction and all but the northeastern end will once again see the PCC-II's back on the rails. The trolleys will turn at the new Northern Liberties loop (in Fishtown) across from the Sugarhouse Casino, while the remainder of the run to the east will still have busses until the completion of the Richmond Avenue/I-95 project in about 2-4 more years.

SEPTA got busy during the hiatus, reworking the line in a number of places. The tracks on Girard Avenue over the Schuylkill River got plenty of attention.

Soon you will be able to once again watch rowers from the trolley.

All pictures April 4 2012 Copyright © 2012 John P. Almeida

Photographs for personal use only. All rights reserved by original owner of image. Reproduction or redistribution in any form without express written permission is prohibited.

Click here for previous RPOTW

Last Updated April 22, 2012

Direct website questions or comments to phillynrhs webmaster

Website created June 12, 2002

Website copyright © 2002-2012 John P. Almeida