Philadelphia Trolley Tracks:

Montgomery Transit Company

1917 MTCo Wogglebug
In 1917 Montgomery Transit Company purchased three new steel cars from J. G. Brill Company in Philadelphia. Painted deep red, it's likely that the sight of these short cars (operating over uneven track) inspired the nickname Wogglebug. Two of the three cars were wrecked on the last day of service, June 7, 1925. The one surviving trolley was sold, possibly to Union Electric Railway in Coffeyville, Kansas. It is thought that the trucks (wheel assemblies) beneath the two wrecked cars may have been utilized in the construction of two new trolleys in Reading, PA, the following year (1926).

photo from Andrew W. Maginnis collection
colorized by Mike Szilagyi

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