1981 Kawasaki LRV 9077 was the first streetcar to traverse the
of Route 15 since the renewal of rails, wires and infrastructure.
On Friday, August 1, LRV 9077 traversed the entire length of Route 15, as a pilot car. Accompanied by a parade of supervisors' "T-cars," a line truck, SEPTA pick-up trucks, a tow truck and a SEPTA Transit Police cruiser, 9077 made its way from Callowhill Depot, east to Madison loop, and back to 63rd Street. The tow truck used a draw-bar to pull the LRV under the railroad underpass on Richmond Street. (The overhead wire at that point has been temporarily "tied off" due to repeated assaults by trucks ignoring the "low clearance" signs.)
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