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By Roger DuPuis II

utilizing evocative pictures from inner most collections, Philadelphia Trolleys: From Survival to Revival includes readers on a nostalgic journey via approximately 50 years of transportation historical past, beginning with the takeover of neighborhood transit carrier from the non-public region through Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). wearing a rainbow of paint schemes within the Seventies, Philadelphia�s fleet of streamlined Nineteen Forties trolley automobiles introduced a welcome splash of colour to gritty urban streets. yet greater than a coat of paint was once wanted for America�s biggest surviving streetcar community, and SEPTA confronted tricky offerings approximately how a lot to maintain as getting older automobiles and infrastructure desperately required renewal or substitute. Long-lived Presidents� convention Committee (PCC) streamliners have been retired, and SEPTA invested in Kawasaki light-rail automobiles, that are nonetheless serving Philadelphia commuters 35 years later. Many SEPTA PCC autos discovered new houses, from Maine to San Francisco�and, extra lately, on SEPTA�s personal revived Girard road line. the tale comes complete circle as SEPTA officers once more equipment as much as pick out a brand new new release of Philadelphia trolleys.

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