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Trolleyology: The Second Career of the Twin Cities PCC Cars: The Newark City Subway

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Newark PCCs

Join PTM staff, volunteers, and members for our Zoom series, Trolleyology! These programs feature Pennsylvania transit history topics and tales of our collection that you can experience from home. Registration is required but free of charge. Donations are welcome and encouraged.


The Second Career of the Twin Cities PCC Cars: The Newark City Subway

June 18, 2024 – 7 PM ET – Presented by Matt Nawn



Following the story of the Twin Cities Lines PCC Cars presented earlier this year by Aaron Isaacs, Matt Nawn will discuss the second careers of the thirty former Twin Cities Lines PCC Cars that served the citizens of Newark, NJ for nearly five decades.  At first glance, the story of thirty identical cars serving a single rail line may not seem very exciting, but Matt will share some interesting and unique aspects of this 100% PCC Car operation, including some little-known facts about some of the cars and the dedicated crews who maintained them.  Matt will also touch on the dispositions of these cars after their departure from Newark, including some cars that have gone on to a remarkable third career.


This program will be recorded and available at a later date on the PTM YouTube channel.


Trolleyology presentations will continue on a regular or semi-regular basis. Interested in presenting? Email Kristen at kfred@patrolley.org! We’re specifically looking for programs related to the Trolley Era in general, Pennsylvania transit history, or stories about our collection. Please join our e-mail list to stay up-to-date with program announcements and other PTM news!

*For the best experience, we recommend downloading Zoom in advance.

NOTE: This is a virtual event


June 18
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A Collection of Nearly 50 Cars and Counting

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