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


Another car currently being restored is this double truck double end trolley car built for the Philadelphia Transportation Company as their 5287; this car originally ran on Brill 39E2 trucks, with two General Electric model 275 motors and a General Electric K68 controller at each end. This car was one of 135 identical cars built in 1923; 385 similar single ended cars; and a number of work cars ordered at the same time. This car was renumbered to 5205 during a 1941 modernisation program. This car was retired from service during the 1960ís but remained in Philadelphia in an orange based paint scheme for charter service under private ownership. By 1969 this car was relocated to the original Tansboro, New Jersey site of Trolley Valhalla. This car eventually was placed on display in the main museum building in Scranton but it was moved to the restoration shop near PNC Field during 2006.

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