Originally built as a freight car (similar to PRT F22), Car 07 has enjoyed a long operating history. After Philadelphia & West Chester Traction’s freight service ended in 1925, 07 was converted to an overhead line car. This is a car that allowed workers standing on a roof-mounted platform to replace or adjust the overhead wire that carries the electrical current needed to power the trolleys.
Car 07 remained in service with the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company (Red Arrow Lines) and its successor SEPTA into 1992 – a total of 81 years. We know of no other trolley vehicle on any other property that had that longevity!
|Car Number||07||Car Builder||Jewett Car Company|
|Year Built||1911||Type||Box Motor|
|Year Acquired||1996||Status||Trolley Display Building Exhibit|