Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Transportation Company era
An unidentified 2500-series PCC car runs east on Spring Garden Street by the old U.S. Mint between 16th and 17th Streets while assigned to a Sunday schedule on route 43.  Full-time PCC service on this line began on August 2, 1948, after the new 2100's had been delivered.  This route used the famous and picturesque tunnel under the Art Museum in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway-East River (now Kelly) Drive area on its run from the waterfront to 48th and Parkside.  On July 5, 1956, route 43 was converted to bus operation and the trolley tunnel was rebuilt for automobile traffic.  Even the mint was gone, having moved to its present location at 4th and Arch Streets on September 18, 1968.
Caption data from Dennis M. Linsky
Ken Josephson collection
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