Philadelphia Transportation Company

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The Philadelphia Transportation Company or "PTC" is a former mass-transit provider for the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

History

  • Franchise rights owned by National City Lines from 1955-1966. By 1958, three-quarter of PTC trolley lines were abandoned, replaced with bus services. 984 streetcars were replaced with approximately 1000 buses.
  • The Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC) was acquired by SEPTA on September 30, 1968, which included bus, trolley, and trackless trolley routes, and the Market-Frankford Line and the Broad Street Line in the City of Philadelphia. This became the City Transit Division.

Motor Bus

Roster

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Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
63-65 GMC TDH-3714
  • Ex-?, acquired in 1963
  • First buses to be air conditioning equipped, all buses purchased in 1963 and after were equipped with air conditioning
66-69 1958 GMC PD-4104 Ex-Hudson Transit Corporation 243, 245, 249-250; purchased in 1963
70-73 1964 GMC PD-4106
500 Yellow Coach 735
500-599 1-3/1955 GMC TDH-5106
600-716 3-4/1955 GMC TDH-5106 690 is preserved by the Ohio Museum of Transportation.
709-710 Yellow Coach 733 Ex-Connecticut Company, acquired in 1943
717-731 (1st) 8/1941 Yellow Coach TG-2105
717-731 (2nd) 3-4/1955 GMC TDH-5106
732-734 (1st) 6/1941 Yellow Coach TG-2102
732-734 (2nd), 735-799 3-4/1955 GMC TDH-5106
822-825 1944 Ford 49B
  • Ex-Neibauer Bus Company
  • Acquired in 1949
826-850 1946 Ford 69B
851-905 1947 Ford 79B
1001-1050 1947-1948 Twin Coach 38-S
1051-1054 1946 GMC TD-3609 Ex-Knoxville Transit Lines 149-150, 152, 154; bought in 1955-1956
1055-1058 1947 GMC TDH-3610 Ex-Knoxville Transit Lines ?, 182-183, ?; bought in 1955-1956
1059-1060 3/1949 GMC TDH-3612 Ex-Mall Tool Company; bought in 1955.
1061 9/1948 GMC TDH-3610 Ex-Garfield Heights Coach Lines 3820; bought in 1955-1956
1062-1069 1/1948 GMC TDH-3610 Ex-Cleveland Transit System 3164, 3150-3151, 3160-3161, 3177, 3184, 3183; bought in 1955-1956
1070 194? GMC TD-3609 Ex-Martz Trailways 1, Exx-White Bus Co. 1; bought in 1955-1956
1071-1080 1947 GMC TDH-3610 Ex-Intertown Suburban 101-110, Exx-Dearborn Coach 101-110; bought in 1955-1956
1081-1084 1950 GMC TDH-3612 Ex-Tacoma Transit 151-154, Exx-Lake Shore Stage Lines 151-154; bought in 1955-1956
1085 1945 GMC TD-3609 Ex-Martz Trailways 2, Exx-White Bus Co. 2; bought in 1955-1956
1086-1090 1948 GMC TDH-3610 Ex-Cumberland Coach Lines; bought in 1955-1956
1091, 1093, 1129 1946 GMC TGM-3610 Ex-Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway 2013, 2029, 2023; bought in 1955-1956
1092 1950 GMC TDH-3612 Ex-Community Traction (Toledo) 2104; bought in 1955-1956
1094 1947 GMC TDH-3610 Ex-Maumee Valley Transit Co. 951, Exx-Community Traction (Toledo) 2219; bought in 1955-1956
1095 1947 GMC TDH-3610 Ex-Blue Motor Coach Lines 31; bought in 1955-1956
1096-1099, 1110-1121 1947-1948 GMC TDH-3610
1100-1109 1949 GMC TDH-3612 Ex-Tulsa City Lines 2927-2936; bought in 1955-1956
1122-1126, 1128 1949 GMC TDH-3610 Ex-Maumee Valley Transit Co. 948, 947, 943, 949, 951, 950 Exx-Community Traction (Toledo) 2216, 2215, 2211, 2217, 2220, 2218; bought in 1955-1956
1127 1949 GMC TDH-3610 Ex-Blue Motor Coach Lines 35; bought in 1955-1956
1130 1948 GMC TDH-3610 Ex-White Bus Co. 8; bought in 1955-1956
1144-1229 1940 ACF 31-S
1230-1259 1941 ACF 31-S
1298 White 782 Ex-demo, acquired in 1942
1299 Mack LC-3G Ex-demo, acquired in 1942
1301-1385 1947 ACF C-44
1401-1500 1946 Mack C-41-G
1401 (2nd), 1501-1600 1947 Mack C-41-GT 1401 returned to Mack
1605-1607 12/1940 Yellow Coach TD-4001
1611-1640, 1963-1964 1948 Mack C-41-GT
1644-1648 1942 Mack CM-3G
1649-1653 1940 Mack CM-3G
1653-1704, 1766-1895 1941 Mack CM-3G
1705-1765 1940 Mack CM-3G
1896-1900, 1904-1963 1942 Mack CM-3G
1902-1903 12/1940 Yellow Coach TDE-4002
2900-3249 11-12/1955 GMC TDH-5106
3500-3679 5-6/1956 GMC TDH-5105
3680-3849 10-11/1956 GMC TDH-5105
3850 7/1957 GMC TDH-5105 Replacement unit for 3600 which was destroyed by fire.
3900-3905 3/1963 GMC SDM-5302
3906-3913 2/1964 GMC SDM-5302
4000-4043 3/1963 GMC TDH-5304
4100-4149 5-6/1964 GMC TDH-5304
4150-4224 6/1967 GMC TDH-5304
4225-4249 5/1967 GMC TDH-5304 4230-4234 to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority 253-257.
5000-5049 2-3/1963 GMC TDH-5303
5050-5099 8-9/1966 GMC TDH-5303

Electric Trolleybus

Operations started with the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company on October 14, 1923 and continues with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority today.

Roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
101-150 1941 Brill 40SMT
151-160 1942 Brill 40SMT
191-196 1944 Pullman 41CS-100-44CX
201-265 1947 Brill TC-44
301-343 1955 Marmon-Herrington TC-49 336 preserved at the Seashore Trolley Museum.
471-498 1949 Marmon-Herrington TC-46

Streetcars

Roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
2320-2337 1947 St. Louis PCC II

Subway

Market-Frankford roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
1-40 1906 Pressed Steel
41-80 1907 Pressed Steel
81-100 1909 Pressed Steel
101-135 1911 Pressed Steel
136-165 1911 Brill
166-215 1913 Brill
501-600 1922 Brill City-owned cars.
601-646 1959-60 Budd M-3 Single Units.
701-924 1960-61 Budd M-3 Paired Units.

Broad Street roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
1-150 1927 Brill
151-200 1938 Pressed Steel
1001-1026 1936 Brill Bridge cars.

References

  1. Angelfire, accessed May 26, 2020
  2. Angelfire, accessed May 26, 2020