May 19 PCC-II charter is sold out

Friends, thanks to your interest our May 19 PCC-II charter in Philadelphia is sold out. No more tickets are available.

Please consider attending our other upcoming events, including $20 Day at the National Capital Trolley Museum or our Toronto charter.

Best,

Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys.

FPT co-sponsoring Toronto streetcar charter

A TTC CLRV car is seen on King Street in 2012. (Roger DuPuis photo.)

TORONTO — Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys and the Wilmington Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society
are co-sponsoring a charter on the routes of the Toronto Transit Commission, using a 1951 PCC car and a Canadian Light Rail Vehicle (CLRV).

This should be an historic trip as the days for CLRVs are coming to an end, being replaced by TTC’s new Bombardier low-floor cars. Built between 1977 and 1981 by SIG in Switzerland (4000-4005) and Hawker Siddeley (4010-4199), the fleet of 196 cars has been pared down to just over 100.

Proceeds from this charter will assist restoration of Philadelphia Transportation Company 1923 Brill car 8042 at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.

The charter will last six hours and costs $85 (U.S. funds) per person. Charter equipment and routing are subject to change. This is sure to be a popular trip, so act now.

You can reserve your seats by downloading the attached form (see left), and mailing a check to HARRY DONAHUE, 103 MULBERRY COURT, MORGANTOWN, PA 19543.

For our Canadian friends paying by cheque, please write on the amount line: EIGHTY FIVE DOLLARS, US FUNDS.

You also can pay by credit card by visiting the Wilmington Chapter’s trip website at www.wilmingtonchaptertrips.com.

Need more information? Contact Bill Monaghan by
emailing him at FPT2799@COMCAST.NET or by calling him at 856-297-2355.

Also, please be sure to check the FPT website for
updates before the trip.


JUST THE FACTS

Toronto PCC car 4549 is seen at Wolseley Loop, on Bathurst Street during an October 2000 charter. (Roger DuPuis photo.)

WHAT: Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys and the Wilmington Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society TTC charter.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019

WHERE: Russell Carhouse, 1433 Queen St. East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

COST: $85 U.S. per person

DEADLINE: Checks or credit card payments must be received by Aug. 7, 2019

FOR TICKETS: Download this form.

CONTACT: Bill Monaghan — FPT2799@COMCAST.NET or 856-297-2355.

 

C-145 plow refurbishment update

BALTIMORE, Md. — The attached photos show Boy Scout Matthew E. Nawn and his younger brother, Andrew, at work on Philadelphia snowsweeper C-145 at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum.

Matthew has adopted the 1923 Brill as his Eagle Scout project, raising funds for an exterior repainting and refinishing of the car, which is stored outside. It is an effort he expects will last into July, with two 6-to-8-hour work sessions twice each month at the museum.

So far, $400 has been raised. To assist in the work, you can contact Matthew directly at ptcc145@gmail.com. Monetary donations can be sent to FPT, but please use the email provided.