As a kid, I rode those older Frankfort El cars many times, going in town with my mother to shop at Wanamakers, Gimbals, Snellenburgs, Lits. To me, they were like riding on a monorail they swayed so much.
In 1983, I was working in town and would take the Broad Street Subway to center city. That summer, the new orange cars showed up. I remember coming home one day, riding in one of them for the first time. The air-conditioning must have been on full tilt or malfunctioning. While it was a thrill to be riding the new cars for the first time, I couldn't wait to get to Fern Rock !
I grew up right next to the Boulevard. The Almond Joy cars were being delivered to Frankfort when I was about 12 years old, 1960. My buddies and I would sit on the curb of the Boulevard and besides counting cars, would wait to see the new El cars being carried on flat bed trailers. Ah, the things that make you happy as a kid. Wait, those same things still make me happy !