On Sat, Nov. 2nd, Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys (FPT) held their annual $20 Day at BSM.
This event raises funds to support PCC 2168 and Snowsweeper C-145, both Philly cars. For a donation of $20 (or more), folks get unlimited streetcar rides, the opportunity to photograph cars anywhere along the line, and can actually operate the various cars.
Cars 417, 554, 2168, 4533 and 7407 were in service from 10.0AM until 3.30PM. We had a total of 63 visitors visitors and raised a total of $1405.00, which will be used for the upcoming body repair work on Philadelphia PCC car 2168, which had a complete restoration back in 2009. However, the salt from more than 50 winters in Philadelphia has caused some corrosion on several spots, so these need to be repaired to keep the popular car looking good
At noon, as seen here, FPT Directors Bill Monaghan, Matt Nawn and Harry Donahue presented BSM’s Vice President, Ed Amrhein, with two checks: one for $9000.00 for car 2168 and another for $1500.00 for Snowsweeper C-145. This makes a total of $6650.00 that FPT has given towards C-145 since the project began early last Spring.
If you would like to contribute to the sweeper , please make sure you mark clearly on your check C-145 .