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The Electric City Trolley Museum, opposite Steamtown in the same parking lot, actually has two operable Red Arrow units, #76 a 1926 center door Brill and #80 a 1932 Master Unit.  They also have a number of other Philadelphia pieces in the collection, some restored and some waiting to be.  5205 is a 1923 Brill currently under restoration.  Their association website is ectma.org. 

 

If there is a certain piece of equipment that you have a soft spot for, you should know that the ectma keeps an individual account for each car, so a donation specifically given to say car #102, stays with car #102. 

 

The excursion route is an 11 mile round trip partially on the original Laurel Line route with numerous water crossings and perhaps the longest trolley tunnel in the US at 4747 feet. 

Originally Posted by Montclaire:

The Electric City Trolley Museum, opposite Steamtown in the same parking lot, actually has two operable Red Arrow units, #76 a 1926 center door Brill and #80 a 1932 Master Unit.  They also have a number of other Philadelphia pieces in the collection, some restored and some waiting to be.  5205 is a 1923 Brill currently under restoration.  Their association website is ectma.org. 

 

If there is a certain piece of equipment that you have a soft spot for, you should know that the ectma keeps an individual account for each car, so a donation specifically given to say car #102, stays with car #102. 

 

The excursion route is an 11 mile round trip partially on the original Laurel Line route with numerous water crossings and perhaps the longest trolley tunnel in the US at 4747 feet. 

i took it a few weeks ago.  lots of fun. 

I would love to see the Brill Bullet become available, as well. Rode them more times than I care to admit.
 
....but, why just MTH? Some other company could potentially offer one instead. 
 
Bob B.
(An owner-operator of a 3rd Rail Brass Red Arrow Electroliner)
 
 
Originally Posted by CNJ 3676:

The Bullets looked good in SEPTA colors as well:

 

septabullet1

septabullet2

 

In case anyone from MTH is reading this.....

 

Bob

Originally Posted by Bob Bubeck:
I would love to see the Brill Bullet become available, as well. Rode them more times than I care to admit.
 
....but, why just MTH? Some other company could potentially offer one instead. 
 
Bob B.
(An owner-operator of a 3rd Rail Brass Red Arrow Electroliner)
 

Sorry. Force of habit I guess. I suppose I've become accustomed to MTH producing uncommon prototypes.

 

The Strafford car would be nice as well:

  

strafford

 

Bob

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