Philadelphia trolley photos from the Harry Foesig Collection

Funeral car HILLSIDE
Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company funeral trolley, the "Hillside," named for the cemetery in suburban Abington Township.
Built in July 1912, scrapped in 1932.
Seats were provided for forty mourners and six pall bearers. The casket was placed in the space below the large window.
The location of this photo is near Willow Grove Park.
Harold E. Cox noted wryly that the provision of a hard wooden bench seat opposite the casket
"presumably was to put the pall bearers in a proper somber state of mind."
Built primarily to serve Hillside Cemetery, Dr. Cox notes "almost every cemetery in the city of Philadelphia used the car at one time or another."
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