Philadelphia & Western
A Brill "Bullet" and two
Stafford cars in daytime storage awaiting rush hour service. The shot is
at 69th St. Terminal looking east in the direction of Philadelphia. Note
that even in the mid-to-late 1950s when this scene was captured the passenger
platform still is wooden planking. Each of Pennsylvania's three trolley
museums -- Electric City at Scranton (#206) , Rockhill at Rockhill Furnace-Orbisonia
(#205) and Pennsylvania Trolley Museum at Washington southwest of Pittsburgh
(#209) has a representative sample of the 1931 Brill "Bullet" production.
The Rockhill Bullet is operational
with trolley poles instead of third rail shoes. PTM's is a static display
because P&W was a standard gauge railroad and the western Pennsylvania
museum uses 5'2-1/2" "Pennsylvania Broad Gauge" track, the same gauge used
in New Orleans.
Ed Havens collection
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