Philadelphia region traction/transit discussion group. This list is for discussion of the historical aspects of SEPTA and its predecessors--PTC, Red Arrow, P&W. Included are discussions of the various classes of streetcars, changes in modal operation, the Market-Frankford and Broad Street heavy rail lines, the trackless trolley network, planning policy, employee and observer remembrances, much more. Also included: Pennsylvania, Reading and SEPTA commuter rail services, Atlantic City, Liberty Bell Limited, and ex-Philadelphia PCCs in San Francisco, Colorado Springs, and elsewhere.
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HOME PAGE PICTURE (07-15) SUBWAYS AND ELEVATEDS: Philadelphia celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Market Street El/Subway in 2007. The original line, from 69th Street to 15th Street, opened in March 1907 and was extended under Market Street a year later. With the train door wide open, folks get a nice breeze as a train of original "Easy Access Cars" heads westward after leaving 52nd Street in August 1959. Ed Davis Sr. photo/NYCSubway