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A Septa PCC

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  • 6 months later...

They're quite nice and definitely worth riding if you're out that way. Although, just a note to any purists, the ones in service are not true PCCs, but rebuilt PCCs called PCC-IIs. So they're basically modern LRVs in the shell of an old PCC, but nevertheless a nice ride and they add a nice touch to the areas which it runs through. I take it the one pictured in this thread is an original PCC? At least I doubt they'd use one for a display since, from what I've heard, they sometimes have to replace the Rt. 15 with a bus to compensate for not having enough PCC-IIs.

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  • 3 weeks later...
BTW, does anyone know when theyll be looking to replace their k-cars adn what type of equipment theyre looking to get?


They may just overhaul them. They aren't in too bad shape as far as i know. The N5 cars would get replaced first before trolly lines.


- A

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Those old school trolley's are running currently on Rt.15 along Girard Ave. connecting the Port Richmond neighborhood to Haddington at 63rd st. & Haverford Av in West Philly.

I used to live in Philly but never actually rode one.

I don't think Philly can afford to buy new trolley cars anytime in the near future. The current West Philly trolley cars were originally built in 1981 and overhauled in the 1990s.

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