The Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC) had a large fleet of PCC streamliners, of which 2723 represents one of the post WWII models. Originally built for service on the busy 23-Germantown Avenue line, the car came equipped for 2-man operation. While two man crews were the norm during the heyday of the trolley (1900-1930), it was almost unheard of in 1947, but traffic on the route more than covered the extra operating cost.
|Car Number||2723||Car Builder||St. Louis Car Company|
|Year Built||1947||Type||Single-end PCC|
|Height||10’3″||Weight||37,990 lbs. (19 tons)|
|Year Acquired||1995||Status||Stored inoperable|