|07 in the Trolley Display Building||07 topped by a Line Crew near Drexelbrook 6-2-84|
|Car Number||07||Car Builder||Jewett Car Company|
|Year Built||1911||Year Acquired||1996|
|Motors||GE71 (4)||Status||Trolley Display Building Exhibit|
Originally built as a freight car (similar to PRT F-22), Car 07 has enjoyed a long operating history. After the company's freight service ended in 1925, 07 was converted to an overhead line car. This is a car that allowed workers standing on a roof-mounted platform to replace or adjust the overhead wire that carries the electrical current needed to power the trolleys.
Car 07 remained in service, with the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company (Red Arrow Lines) and with successor SEPTA, into 1992, for a total of 81 years. We know of no other trolley vehicle on any other property that had that longevity!
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|07-Llanerch-2-22-54-SDM||07 at TDB|
Last updated November 8, 2010
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