FPT New Year’s charter to benefit 8042 project

PTC car 8042 has been moved into the shops at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. (Courtesy Bruce Wells.)

We have great news for those who like to ride Philadelphia trolleys and those who like to help preserve them.

Philadelphia Transportation Co. car 8042 has been moved into the shop at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, in preparation for the next phase of its restoration — a project FPT is helping support. You can help that cause, too, while partaking in one of Philly’s great transit traditions.

First held in 1966, the annual New Year’s Eve Philadelphia trolley charter will again be hosted this year by FPT, with proceeds to benefit the 8042 project.

The car will leave SEPTA’s 63rd & Malvern Loop (Route 10) at 10 p.m. sharp on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, returning at approximately 2 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

Fare is $45.00. Checks — including phone number — should be made out to FPT, Inc. and mailed to Harry Donahue, 103 Mulberry Court, Morgantown, PA 19543. Snacks and drinks will be available on the car.

What type of car will we use? That’s up to you! Riders can vote by writing PCC II or Kawasaki LRV on their checks.  For more information, contact Bill Monaghan at FPT2799@comcast.net.