Sharon Hill streetcar

A Victim of Success

The recent SEPTA fantrip on the Media trolley line, which used an LRV with a red overwrap paying tribute to the Philadelphia and West Chester cars that began service there 100 years ago, got us to thinking about how trolley… Read More ›

Media Fantrip Videos

FYI, here are some videos we shot on May 5, 2013 during the Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys fantrip on SEPTA’s Media light rail line. The fourth video was shot the day before the fantrip. There will be another fantrip soon… Read More ›

The Game of “Trolley”

Media, Pennsylvania, celebrating 100 years of continuous trolley service this month, is kind of an exception rather than the rule in American life today. But there was a time when the trolley was a ubiquitous part of everyday life. As… Read More ›

CTA Brown Line via Subway

While half the 91-year-old Wells Street bridge over the Chicago River is being replaced this week, railfans have a rare opportunity to ride the CTA Brown Line (formerly Ravenswood) “L” trains in the State Street subway. This is the first… Read More ›