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Event Series Event Series: Trolleyology

Trolleyology: Philadelphia Subway-Surface Transit 1858-1968

November 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Philadelphia Subway Surface Transit 1858-1968
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.


Philadelphia Subway-Surface Transit 1858-1968

11/14/2023 – 7 PM ET – Presented by George Gula



Join Pennsylvania Trolley Museum volunteer George Gula for a journey through the history of Philadelphia surface and subway transit from the first horsecars in 1858 up to the start of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) in 1968. This program received rave reviews when it was previously shared during the Hoosier Traction Meet – but if you have to miss out, this presentation will be recorded and available on PTM’s YouTube Trolleyology playlist!


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


November 14, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A Collection of Nearly 50 Cars and Counting

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