No train parts, but do have relations in n. E. Pa. Dickson city area. I have old picture with me and another person in 1929 high wing airplane taken at mid valley airport some time just after ww11, this airplane was owned bu a John Naurgney, then sold to person in del.
Does anyone know what happened to "El Comedor", a Pullman-Standard dining car (Plan 7517) designed to be used on the Golden Rocket (the train that never happened)? Sources say that it was used on the Rock Island "Golden State" for many years. Then it was used as a restaurant at the LaSalle Street Station in Chicago. One 1975? report has it going to the Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, Covington, KY, but it isn't on their online roster. There's a 2016 Flikr photo of the car, but it...
As I posted in another thread I bought a Red Owl store whose EL sign was non functional (sign power supply is non accessible without serious surgery). Sign is connected to power supply by two wires, no flat ribbon cable. Wondered if a generic Miller Engineering EL power supply would suffice to get sign operational? Assume EL voltages are "standard" or if others factors play in, ie larger area more current/voltage etc.
Are there any subway/elevated transit system models out there that are close to the equipment once used by the Philadelphia Transportation Co ( PTC ), on either the Frankfort Elevated or the Broad Street Subway ? I'm talking about the cars I grew up with in the '50s. And don't forget that, "You can't get to Heaven on the Frankford El, 'cause the Frankford El goes straight to Frankford.
Rick, enlighten me. Was that the name of the group that sang the Frankford El song ? One more thing while I am typing. The spell check just won't give into Frankford. It keeps changing it to Frankfort.....LOL
Yep, maybe the best of the local Philly bands. Saw them a couple of times back in the day along with Woody's Truck Stop and Sweet Stavin' Chain. The best was the time they backed up Al Kooper (Super Sessions) to open a multi band rock concert at the Spectrum. The El song is available on youtube.
Adriatic, funny you should mention it! The other bands at that Spectrum concert were Iron Butterfly, Steppenwolf, Sly & the Family Stone, and the Grateful Dead! Dan, I hope someone helps out with your original question. I remember going to concerts at the Tower Theater located, I think, at 69th and Market Street. Wasn't this near Frankford?
MTH has good versions of the street trolleys-green and tan stubby and the PCC in green and white. I couldn't find any photos of the elevated trains for your time period. I passed under the El in Frankfort this summer while driving to an architectural recycling facility. The steel is still the original riveted material.
Rode the PTC from '62 -'66 making the trip from Olney to Center City: Destination: The Palestra! Would be great to see some models! Kudo's Dan for starting the thread! Models of the trackless trolley would be great to see!
I lived at 5020 Griscom Street in 1966, right near the last stop on the Frankford L, I frequently took it into Center City as I worked for IBM at 17th and Market. A short walk to the Frankford station and I was on my way.
Funny you should mention passing under the El. Way, way back, in 1966, my buddy and I were passing under the El at Castor and Kensington Aves. Both being train enthusiasts, we happened to be looking at the support structure of the El. We noticed a rather sizable crack in one of the truss members. This particular member was the last sloping piece that basically is the most important piece of the truss. We called SEPTA and told them about it. The next day there was a forest of heavy timber...
Thanks, Jim. This afternoon I found another photo on the web of no. 428 that had the KY museum's name and location on it. However the following undated link to the Railroad Preservation Index, says it's at the museum, but for sale and so cautions that it may no longer be there: https://sites.google.com/site/...-rock-island-pacific That would explain why it's not on their current website roster. Mildly related, I also saw that a china cream pitcher from the dining car sold for well over...
I can't find it but I might have seen it on-line. Would be neat to have some china from it but not for that kind of $$. The dining cars have always fascinated me. Saw one in the museum at Spencer this summer.
I ate supper in that dining car while on a troop movement from Fort Bliss to Fort Riley, in 1966. We had two Pullmans which were added to the rear of the Golden State at El Paso. The decor was certainly unique.
Hi Tom, Thanks for sharing your experience. That's really something. I seem to recall reading that the interior had copper Mexican-themed sculptures on the walls. Was that the case when it was used while "in service", so to speak? Tomlinson Run Railroad
For me, a "trackless trolley" is like hearing an airplane being called a "waterless boat" With a steering wheel, it's a bus to me; a no-battery electric bus ..with a really cool cord I caught the IB refrence in the YT comments. I saw John Kay a few times and IB when some of the old Steppenwolf was playing with them, but not until the 80s and "stadium stuff" not in a "nostalgic" theater setting of any kind. Though I did get my first copy of IGDV from a soon to be Nun as a gift after pushing a...
Good news: There are Frankford El and Broad Street Subway models out there. Bad news: They're in HO and out of stock. I do have one of the Adtranz cars in HO; nice bit of kit. You CAN get a Red Arrow PCC car or Brill Bullet, however... https://www.shapeways.com/prod...od?optionId=43631199 https://www.shapeways.com/prod...dy?optionId=37848587 Mitch (who grew up riding the Budd Market Street cars from Center City to Bridge Street to 69th and back just for the hell of it. Also to go to Todd's...
The Hooters! What a great band. My wife and I used their newer song, "I'm Alive" as our wedding song. I'm not looking to model subways, but I do look at the offerings. I'm surprised that I have not seen more of SEPTA, PTC, etc.
Yes , that is the Frankford El , as seen from the Northeast Corridor tracks . You are looking at Kensington Ave. , just northeast of the Venago street station of the EL . That location is only a stones throw from the curve the Amtrak train was wrecked .
Hello !! Well, I have posted my Philly modeling stuff seen shown on my "O-Scale" traction layout here before -- don't remember it getting a lot of interest -- been in Philly since 1968 and still here in the very far N.E. section where my home and layout is. Here are a few sample photos below -- and for more photos here BELOW is the link to its FLICKR Album of my Philly models and scenes NOTE: original Link was just removed -- this is the proper WORKING LINK below:...
Corgi makes a nice O scale (1:50) PTC PCC. Nicholas Smith has one on their site. I have one that was motorized by PA Heritage Models. But I don't know of any O scale PTC El or Subway cars. You might be interested in Peter Lerro's print Shifting on Delaware Avenue. I bought a copy of this print and it just dawned on me that I bought it very close to the vantage point of the artist. At an Atlantic Division meet on Delaware Avenue (now called Columbus Blvd.).
it does remind me of philly, many years ago. very impressive rendering. many years ago I remember leaving a center city meeting on vine street extension. raining as I entered and by the time I got to Schuylkill river bridge it was freezing rain. I was in left lane preparing to turn on u turn for Schuylkill expressway south. I was barely moving and slid into center guardrail and lost my front hubcap. (car only few months old). stopped, opened door and picked up hubcap; which was just outside...
They could be treacherous even in snow. Our family had a newspaper deliver business for many years. In 1968, around 4:30 AM one snowy Sunday morning, my 18 year old brother was driving us down Germantown Avenue to pick up the papers. He was driving a brand new Jeep Wagoneer like an 18 year old, he skidded on the trolley tracks which launched us head on into a trolley catenary support pole. Did a job on the Wagoneer.
Oh such confusion. This is the Market-Frankford line. Clearly, those of us who traveled the Market Street portion of it (like going from 69th Street to American Bandstand at 46th Street) never needed to be bothered with the Frankford portion. Gerry
I still think the PRT missed a bet by not putting in a wye at Front and Arch, extending the Delaware Avenue line to the Navy Base and adding a wyed spur to the Frankford Arsenal. Arsenal to Navy Base service would have been very useful during wartime, and even today in their roles as industrial parks. Mitch
Was born in Frankford Hospital. Took the el many times as a kid. Lived at 20th and Wingohocking St. right across from Wayne junction. Dad took me down to the tracks many times to watch steam engines. I think we moved out of there in 1956 or so. It was basically one block to the tracks. Oldmike
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