Posts Tagged ‘trolleys’

Capturing late 1960s Philadelphia--Trolleys, Neon, Cobblestones and All

Capturing late 1960s Philadelphia–Trolleys, Neon, Cobblestones and All

May 15, 2014  |  Last Light

A teenager named David Wilson toted his Brownie Hawkeye camera all over Philadelphia in the late 1960s, photographing the city's trolleys, trains and buses. In doing so, he inadvertently created a portrait not only of the city's transit, but also its neighorhoods > more

Accident Galvanizes City To Address Unused Trolley Tracks

Accident Galvanizes City To Address Unused Trolley Tracks

May 13, 2014  |  News

The Route 23 trolley hasn't been in service for more than two decades, yet its tracks still pose a hazard to bicyclists. Now there's a plan to pave over the tracks at some Center City intersections, much to the dismay of some trolley advocates, who have long hoped the #23 would make a comeback > more

The Prettiest Old Bridge To Nowhere

The Prettiest Old Bridge To Nowhere

August 27, 2013  |  Vantage

Once upon a time, the Fairmount Park trolley carried passengers to all of the West Park's attractions, including Chamounix Mansion. Though the trolley has been gone nearly 70 years, many of its remnants can be found, including this bridge profiled by Brad Maule > more

A Hundred Years At Callowhill Depot

A Hundred Years At Callowhill Depot

August 6, 2013  |  Vantage

New York's Grand Central Terminal has marked its 100th birthday with a yearlong celebration. Here in Philadelphia, Mike Szilagyi writes, a lesser known but no less important transit facility, West Philly's Callowhill Depot, also celebrates its first century > more

15 Trolley: Improvements, Plans, Route Changes And, Yes, Delays

15 Trolley: Improvements, Plans, Route Changes And, Yes, Delays

February 2, 2012  |  Buzz

Planners are eying a new fleet of ground level trolley cars for future use on the 15 and the subway-surface routes. In the meantime, wait until April to see the old streamliner cars again > more