Philadelphia & West Chester Traction 07

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
Type Box Motor Seats 0
Length 50'0" Width 9'1"
Height 12'4" Weight  
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

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