SIA Philadelphia Car Barn Tour:
Strawberry Mansion Bridge
Portions of the Fairmount Park
trolley utilzed the abandoned rail bed of a "gravity railroad"
that had been built to carry visitors to the 1876 Centennial Exhibition.
Another portion was built on the abandoned 1834 incline plane of the
Philadelphia & Columbia RR.
The original 1896 trolleys, which never were equipped with air brakes,
were used until the last day of service: September 9, 1946.
Joel Spivak collection
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