Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys

Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys follows the history of the trolley cars that have served this diverse and historic region.

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738556920

Category: History

Page: 127

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An extensive number of trolley car lines linked the city of Philadelphia to the rich farmland and picturesque towns of southeastern Pennsylvania. These trolley lines traversed miles of narrow streets lined with row houses whose residents were proud working-class Americans. These historic photographs trace the trolley cars' routes, including Route 23, the region's longest urban trolley route, from the expanses of Northwest Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill through the crowded commercial Center City to South Philadelphia with a variety of neighborhood stops at everything in between. Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys follows the history of the trolley cars that have served this diverse and historic region.
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Bucks County Trolleys

Although the trolleys have almost completely disappeared today, the photographs on these pages provide rare glimpses of a long-lost mode of travel and charming scenes of Bucks County's soon-to-be-altered landscapes.

Author: Mike Szilagyi

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467105200

Category: History

Page: 128

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was once served by 120 miles of trolley lines. During the decades spanning the 1890s to 1950s, a variety of trolley cars glided through Bucks County's towns and countryside, beginning with Langhorne's quaint open streetcars and culminating with streamlined interurbans streaking across open fields from Sellersville to Quakertown at 80 miles per hour. The trolleys were powered by electricity, with the line stretching north from Doylestown energized by renewable hydroelectric power generated by the Delaware Canal. Before automobiles and trucks were commonplace, and before roads were paved, the rapid, convenient electric trolley was the best mode of travel for both passengers and freight shipments. Although the trolleys have almost completely disappeared today, the photographs on these pages provide rare glimpses of a long-lost mode of travel and charming scenes of Bucks County's soon-to-be-altered landscapes.
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Construction Costs and Operating Characteristics of Vintage Trolleys

He brought three cars , previously operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania
Transit Authority ( SEPTA ) , to Frederick . One of the cars is in near - working
condition . The trolley project is moving slowly , while decisions and commitments
are ...

Author: Marta Jewell

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ISBN: UCBK:C101274629

Category: Street-railroads

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Southeastern Pennsylvania

In building the trolley road from Trenton through Bucks County to Torresdale , at
the northern limits of Philadelphia , in the later 1890s , a bitter fight occurred over
the effort to cross the Pennsylvania Railroad at Croydon station . This link ...

Author: James Bennett Nolan

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ISBN: NYPL:33433097922698

Category: Berks County (Pa.)

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Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys

4 (built by J. G. Brill Car Company) are awaiting their next assignment on May 30,
1970, on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Base service
was operated by these cars, and the J. G. Brill Car Company 80 series cars ...

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439634820

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company prospered through the hard times of the 1930s and was the last privately-owned trolley system in the United States. Aerodynamically designed Bullet cars of the Philadelphia and Western Railway dramatically reduced travel time on the Sixty-ninth Street to Norristown line. The Presidents’ Conference Committee trolley cars of the Philadelphia Transportation Company linked the boroughs of Darby, Colwyn, and Yeadon with Philadelphia. Photographs of Media’s 1977 town fair feature vintage trolleys in the only suburban community in the United States with a trolley line ending in its main street. Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys covers the history of the trolleys that served Philadelphia’s western suburbs.
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A Land of Providence and Its People

In the 1920s, the glory years for trolley companies, trolleys traveled through
Upper Providence to and from Media on four ... The line was operated as the
Delaware County Division of the Southern Pennsylvania Traction Company until
1930.

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Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000046816276

Category: Upper Providence (Delaware County, Pa. : Township)

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Passenger Transport

Local merchants are also participating by offering discounts to customers
presenting trolley tickets . Colorful ... APTA Chairman David F . Girard - diCarlo
announced his re - signation as chairman of the board of the Southeastern
Pennsylvania ...

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ISBN: IND:30000089810406

Category: Local transit

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Vols. for 1947-56 include an unnumbered convention issue called Passenger transport annual (title varies) Issued 1943-44 as sections of a regular no. and 1946 as no. 19? of v. 4.
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Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1997 Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration

... CA , and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority , Philadelphia ,
PA ) have furnished FTA with letters of intent to participate and provide local
share for this proposed ATTB trolley bus program . All of these transit agencies
have a ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations

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ISBN: SRLF:AA0006798128

Category: United States

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Electric Railways of the World on Videotape

Laurence R. Veysey. Trolleys of 50s . * 1 min : various sc , PCCs , 48 , IP , Electric
Transit Today & Tomorrow , nla . * l min : PCCs , 49 ... 2 sc : PCCs , 50 , Crestline
, Trolley Cavalcade l . ... Trolleys of Southeastern Pennsylvania . RR Video 106 ...

Author: Laurence R. Veysey

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020523580

Category: Electric railroads

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Philadelphia s Streetcar Heritage

Philadelphia's Streetcar Heritage is a photographic essay of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, streetcar system.

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: America Through Time

ISBN: 1634991486

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Philadelphia's Streetcar Heritage is a photographic essay of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, streetcar system. The first electric streetcar line in Philadelphia opened in 1892 and quickly replaced horsecar service by 1897. Streetcar lines were merged into the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company (PRT) in 1902 to achieve a unified system. There were 1,500 new streetcars purchased by 1913, which was the largest fleet of standardized streetcars ever purchased by one transit company. Ridership dropped during the Depression, and PRT reorganized as the Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC) in 1940. After National City Lines (NCL) obtained control of PTC in 1955, many streetcar lines became bus operated. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) acquired PTC in 1968. The overhaul of 112 Presidents' Conference Committee (PCC) cars began in 1979. Kawasaki Heavy Industries built 112 streetcars (light rail vehicles) for the subway surface lines. With buses taking over Route 15 (Girard Avenue) in 1992, only five subway surface lines remained. SEPTA restored Route 15 streetcar service in 2005 using Brookville Equipment Corporation rebuilt PCCII cars. Philadelphia's Streetcar Heritage documents the city's streetcars, including Fairmount Park Trolleys and trackless trolleys.
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Pennsylvania s Hectic Heritage

First of two parts INTERURBAN TROLLEYS yo menn -bridged the gap between
the horse and buggy days & modern ... OPERATED BY THE HIGH - SPEED
SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY ( SEPTA .
) ...

Author: Patrick M. Reynolds

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ISBN: PSU:000019519678

Category: History

Page: 56

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Philadelphia in Motion

The vehicles employed by these railways were self - propelled trolleys , but were
generally heavier , faster and more commodious than the city streetcars .
Southeastern Pennsylvania had a number of these lines , and while none ever ...

Author: J. W. Boorse

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ISBN: UOM:39015006075553

Category: Local transit

Page: 96

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Philadelphia Trolleys

This blueprint shows the detail for the Union Traction substation at 3643
Germantown near Erie Avenue . ( Courtesy of the Southeastern Pennsylvania
Transportation Authority . ) SANSON SE The Thirty - third and Dauphin Street
depot.

Author: Allen Meyers

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738512265

Category: History

Page: 128

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Streetcar service arrived in Philadelphia in the 1850s, shortly after the consolidation of the city. After the Civil War, the horse-drawn omnibus gave way to a comprehensive network of streetcar lines with some routes measuring nineteen miles in length. By 1915, the electrification of the streetcar increased the number of routes in Philadelphia to a total of eighty-six. During the trolley's heyday, the city provided a vast test track for such companies as J.G. Brill, Kimball and Gorton Car Manufacturers, and the Budd Wheel Company. The Wharton Railroad Switch Company revolutionized the manufacture of switches and tracks. Of the lines that once operated in Philadelphia, five are still running today. Philadelphia Trolleys contains a variety of rare images, including a postcard of the Point Breeze Amusement Park, photographs of motormen's uniform badges and buttons, architectural drawings, early stock certificates, and a photograph of the Toonerville Trolley used in the silent movies produced by Lubin Studios in the 1920s.
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The Trolley Museum Dispatch

before Red Arrow was taken over by the Southeastern Pennsylvania
Transportation Authority . No . 62 remained the property of Taylor ' s company ,
and was donated to Seashore Trolley Museum in 1970 . It was moved to
Seashore in August ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105128593162

Category: Electric railroads

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Philadelphia Trolleys

The story comes full circle as SEPTA officials once again gear up to select a new generation of Philadelphia trolleys.

Author: Roger DuPuis II

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439659311

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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Using evocative photographs from private collections, Philadelphia Trolleys: From Survival to Revival carries readers on a nostalgic trip through nearly 50 years of transportation history, starting with the takeover of local transit service from the private sector by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Sporting a rainbow of paint schemes in the 1970s, Philadelphia’s fleet of streamlined 1940s trolley cars brought a welcome splash of color to gritty city streets. But more than a coat of paint was needed for America’s largest surviving streetcar network, and SEPTA faced tough choices about how much to keep as aging vehicles and infrastructure desperately required renewal or replacement. Long-lived Presidents’ Conference Committee (PCC) streamliners were retired, and SEPTA invested in Kawasaki light-rail vehicles, which are still serving Philadelphia commuters 35 years later. Many SEPTA PCC cars found new homes, from Maine to San Francisco—and, more recently, on SEPTA’s own revived Girard Avenue line. The story comes full circle as SEPTA officials once again gear up to select a new generation of Philadelphia trolleys.
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Philadelphia s Suburban Red Arrow Trolley Heritage

Philadelphia's Suburban Red Arrow Trolley Heritage is a photographic essay of suburban Philadelphia's Red Arrow system and operation by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

Publisher: America Through Time

ISBN: 1634991885

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Philadelphia's Suburban Red Arrow Trolley Heritage is a photographic essay of suburban Philadelphia's Red Arrow system and operation by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). By 1899, the Philadelphia & West Chester Traction Company operated trolley service to West Chester. In 1902, the Ardmore & Llanerch Street Railway Company began service to Ardmore. Philadelphia & Garrettford Street Railway Company reached Media in 1913 and Sharon Hill in 1917. These companies consolidated into the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company (PSTC) in 1936, becoming known as Red Arrow Lines. Philadelphia & Western Railway Company (P&W) merged into PSTC in 1953. Pennsylvania State Highway Department plans to widen a portion of West Chester Pike resulted in buses replacing trolleys between West Chester and West Gate Hills in 1954. Rush hour trolley service continued between 69th Street Terminal and West Gate Hills until bus replacement in 1958. Buses took over Strafford Line in 1956 and Ardmore Line in 1966. SEPTA acquired PSTC in 1970 and purchased new rail cars for Media, Sharon Hill, and Norristown Lines. Philadelphia's Suburban Red Arrow Trolley Heritage documents Philadelphia's western suburbs trolley history.
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Railroad Magazine

Hitherto , PSRHA had been a steam museum that included three trolleys but no
overhead wire . ... Toronto Transit Commission has sold three motorized flatcars
to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Co . for use on its Philadelphia
lines ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015049097069

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Seashore Trolley Museum

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority ( SEPTA ) , though two cars
In the process , Seashore members Five other Bullets , slightly smaller , remain in
Philafelphia for special excur obtained a number of critical parts to went to New ...

Author: New England Electric Railway Historical Society

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ISBN: UOM:39015035375214

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