Philadelphia & Western
Two "Stafford" cars, built
by Brill, wait for a call to rush hour duty at the back end of 69th St.
Terminal. P&W's section of the terminal was "temporary," comprised
of corrugated metal buildings added to the north side of the Philadelphia
Rapid Transit Co.'s elaborate terminal for the Market Street Elevated.
According to traction historian Ronald DeGraw, the P&W section had
no waiting room since it was anticipated the temporary buildings would
soon be replaced. They were -- but not for 55 years. This was a multi-level
yard. There was one unloading track on the upper level and two boarding
tracks -- one on the upper level and another at a slightly lower elevation.
The side track in the lower right hand side of the photo is the Pennsylvania
Railroad's Cardington Branch, which made a connection with P&W for
freight service and to make deliveries to PRT and later Philadelphia Transportation
Co. elevated train shops.
Ed Havens collection
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