Philadelphia Subway #1009

Philadelphia Subway #1009

Rockhill Trolley Museum Photo

Our museum's only example of a rapid transit car is from Philadelphia, PA. Car 1009 was built in 1936 by hometown builder J.G. Brill Car Co. It was used on the Benjamin Franklin bridge operating between Philadelphia and Camden, NJ. Car 1009 was sold to the Broad St. subway in Philadelphia after the bridge line closed in 1968. (This line was later reopened as part of the present Lindenwold high speed line.) Car 1009 was used by the city owned Broad St. Subway until 1984, when new cars from Japan replaced the older cars.

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1991 In Review

We built the dual gauge switch off the mainline for Carbarn Two, as well as the three track turnouts and tracks two and three.

Then we moved the first trolleys on rail inside.

The museum hosted the ARM convention.

We installed trolley poles on freight motor 402 and Bullet car 205 from Philadelphia.

We acquired the Bobcat loader.

Red Arrow center door car 61 was moved to museum from member Don Pharo’s farm in Bethlehem.

Harrisburg car 710 and Hagerstown & Frederick 5 were put on trucks and moved indoors with 61 and Philadelphia Bridge car 1009.

January 1991