Jerry Evans is a familiar face to many in our group, and at trolley museums throughout the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Jerry, who recently retired from SEPTA after 38 years as a trolley mechanic and electrician, has been putting his skills and experience to use by offering technical advice and assistance on the maintenance of many museum cars, particularly PCCs. As a personal token of appreciation from members of several groups that have benefited from Jerry’s generosity, he recently was presented with a very special gift.
Jerry grew up in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, and has been a lifelong fan of the Red Arrow trolley system. With the help of John Engleman, a St. Petersburg Tram Collection model of Red Arrow “St. Louie” car 23 was obtained for Jerry. Painted in the original livery worn by these cars, the model carries a Sharon Hill destination sign.