Video: Our support for PTC 8042

Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys recently presented the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum with a $3,000 check toward the ongoing restoration of Phila. Transportation Co. Peter Witt car 8042, as seen above.

Pictured Left to Right: From the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum: Scout Becker, Executive Director; Bruce Wells, Director of Restoration; Chris Golofski, President; From Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys: Bill Monaghan, Founder & Director; Harry Donahue, Founder & Director; George Rich, Volunteer

Watch the video about the project by Operator Logan on YouTube:

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

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.


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.


FPT to host PCC-II charter in conjunction with East Penn meet

(Bill Monaghan photo)

PHILADELPHIA — Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys (FPT) will be sponsoring a PCC-II charter in conjunction with the East Penn Traction Meet on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

The E.P.T.M. will take place on Friday & Saturday May 17th & 18th, come out to the show and check out our table.

The charter will depart SEPTA Elmwood Depot at 11:00AM and will return around 3PM the fare for the trip is $45. To reserve a seat, please send a check for $45.00 made out to FPT, Inc., and mail to: FPT c/o Harry Donahue, 103 Mulberry Court, Morgantown, PA 19543. All proceeds will go to PTC Peter Witt 8042 at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Need more info? Contact: Bill Monaghan