Good Used Cars
built a simpler carbody for its PCCs, eliminating details like the curved
visor, and simplifying the compound-curved body panels that made the St.
Louis-built PCCs distinctive. Red rocket 2305 is seen at the southern
end of Route 6, the Olney Station of the Broad Street Subway. The Route
6 had been cut back from suburban Willow Grove, to Cheltenham Avenue in
1958. Several miles of track along Old York Road continued to serve as
the connection to Luzerne Depot. If you have photos of PCCs on Old York
Road you'd like to share, please contact me at
ex-Birmingham ex-TTC PCC 2305 on July 5, 1978. 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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