Underwater Trolley



This ex-SEPTA President's Conference Committee car was built in 1946 by the
St. Louis Car Co. for the Kansas City Public Service Co. It ran in Kansas City
until 1955 when it was sold along with 39 similar cars to the
Philadelphia Transportation Company and spent most of its life running
on Route 50 (4th and 5th Streets). SEPTA took over PTC in September 1968.

During 1975, SEPTA repainted all Kansas City cars in a new color scheme
to celebrate the nations bicentennial. Each car carried the name of one of the
13 original states. This car, SEPTA 2255, had the name of New Jersey.
The car was eventually retired by SEPTA and was acquired by the
Buckingham Valley Trolley Association and moved to Penn's Landing in Philadelphia.
Unfortunately, the car was extensively vandalized while stored there and
it was decided to dispose of the car.


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