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

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
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.
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
1001-1050 Twin Coach 38-S Unknown year.
1059-1060 3/1949 GMC TDH-3612 Ex-Mall Tool Company; bought in 1955.
1301-1385 ACF C-44 Unknown year.
1605-1607 12/1940 Yellow Coach TD-4001
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
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