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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."
  • ISBN13: 9780738550435
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Pubilcation Year: 2007
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00127
SeriesImages of Rail
Publication DateAugust 8, 2007
Primary CategoryTransportation/Railroads - History

Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys

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