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Schuylkill Valley trolley at Main & Astor, Norristown

Schuylkill Valley no. 105

William Watts II photographed RCH&N trolley changing ends before returning to Chestnut Hill, at Main and Astor Streets in Norristown. The stone parapet of the bridge over Stony Creek is visible at right. Never painted into the modern paint scheme, the color of this 1901 Brill-built trolley is green and cream. The brick buildings in the background still stand today. Date written on the back of the photo is 11-12-31. Trolley service between Chestnut Hill and Norristown would end all too soon, on December 13, 1931.

R. Short Collection, used with permission

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