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Ex-Kansas City PCCs were out of service by the mid-1980s. The car shown
here, no. 2289, was sold by SEPTA well before that, in the late 1960s.
For nearly 30 years 2289 rusted in a field in Geigertown, Pennsylvania,
still wearing PTC green.
(Another ex-KC car, 2255, was saved from scrapping by the Buckingham Valley Trolley Association. But, because it was vandalized while in storage, 2255 has been scuttled in a flooded quarry for the amusement of scuba divers.)
For more views of 2289 rusting in peace, follow this link..
June 8, 2008 photo © Mike Szilagyi
Between 1955 and 1983, used PCC cars from St. Louis, Kansas City, Birmingham and Toronto have seen use in Philadelphia.
photos by Mike Szilagyi
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