Join FPT for SEPTA Father’s Day trolley charter

FPT invites you to celebrate SEPTA’s restoring Kawasaki LRV #9000* to its historic 1980 paint scheme with a special Father’s Day charter on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

This four-hour event will depart at 10 a.m. from SEPTA’s Elmwood Depot, 7303 Elmwood Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19142-1515. There will be plenty of quality photo stops, and proceeds will be used to help in the restoration of Philadelphia trolley cars at various museums.

Safety vests will be required to be worn for this trip.


To reserve a seat, please mail a check for $60 for each person, made out to FPT to Harry Donahue, 103 Mulberry Court, Morgantown, PA 19543. Please respond no later than June 9. Please include your email address on the check and “LRV 9000 trip.” (You also can print out and enclose the attached form, but that is not required.)

For more information, please email Bill Monaghan:

*Equipment subject to change.

FPT Spring photo charter set for May 18 at ECTM

Join the Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys and the Electric City Trolley Museum for a scenic spring photo charter along a portion of the former Laurel Line interurban in Scranton, Pa.

Our event will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 with a safety briefing and shop tour at ECTM’s shops, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, Pa., 18507 (adjacent to PNC Field).

The trip will depart at 9:30 a.m. aboard Red Arrow Lines center door car 76. We plan to have a two-car meet at Virginia Siding with Red Arrow car 80. We will have photo stops along the line and inside Crown Avenue Tunnel.

All proceeds will go to ECTM for the restoration of former Philadelphia PCC car 2054.

Fare is $60 per person.


Mail your completed check made payable to FRIENDS OF PHILADELPHIA TROLLEYS, INC. to HARRY DONAHUE, 103 MULBERRY COURT, MORGANTOWN, PA 19543.

Please note in the memo line of the check “FPT Photo Trip” and include your phone number on the check. Reservations must be postmarked by May 8, 2024.

(You also can print out and enclose the attached form if you like.)