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Gallery 714: Trams Around the World - The Electric City Trolley Museum, Scranton

This car was built as a centre entrance double truck car for the Philadelphia and Western as their 64; which required a two man crew. This car was rebuilt to an end vestibule one man configuration during 1931 after which it was renumbered to 164. This type of car was nicknamed ‘Stafford’ and there were three separate orders for these cars which were originally numbered 60 to 70. Circa 1986 this car was taken out of service by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority who subsequently sold it to the East Troy Trolley Museum. In East Troy the car which had been built to operate from a third rail with high platforms was rebuilt and renovated into a car with vestibule steps at the opposite corners and was rewired to operate from trolley poles. The interior was ‘re-decorated’ in a 1930’s style by East Troy; the car was painted and lettered as ‘East Troy Railroad 64’. It was placed in operation as one of the base series of cars used at that Wisconsin Museum. After October 2009 the East Troy Trolley Museum traded the 64 to the Electric City Trolley Museum for three former Shaker Heights Presidential Commission Conference (“PCC”) cars (63, 71 and 76). The car is currently based at the Cedar Avenue carhouse in Scranton but is in need of minor electrical work to be fully operational.

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