PHILADELPHIA (PRT/PTC/SEPTA) - 1940/41 Class A-36/A37 PCC (2031-2080; 2501-2580 series).

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USA1941 Philadelphia Transportation Co. St.-Louis Car Co. PCC 2031-2080 series (A-37 class) - "as delivered" livery.

In June 1940 Philadelphia Transportation Co. placed an order to St.-Louis Car Co. (Job 1625) for 50 PCC cars for one-man route 56 Erie-Torresdale, which were delivered in February and March 1941, beign numbered 2031-2080 (A-37 class). As first Philadelphia PCCs, these cars were delivered in attractive silver/cream/blue livery. Route 56 was one of the heaviest city routes during the war and the PCC fleet help to get PTC through the years of hostilities. The A-37 class had a long service life in Philadelphia, last of them were withdrawn only in 1982.

Available options for car numbers and destination signs

Set of side advertisiments for this model available on special order.

Scale 1:48

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172-1

USA1941 Philadelphia Transportation Co. St.-Louis Car Co. PCC 2031-2080 series (A-37 class) - in late 40s green/cream/gray livery & maroon stripes.

In mid-40s all silver PCC cars of 1940/41 delivery were repainted to new standard green & cream livery with gray roof and maroon striping, introduced on 1942 PCC cars. In early 1950s, a number of simplified versions of this paint sceme were tried before the final variation with all-cream roof was introduced.

Available options for car numbers and destination signs

Scale 1:48
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172-2

USA1941 Philadelphia Transportation Co. St.-Louis Car Co. PCC 2031-2080 series (A-37 class) - in mid-50s green & cream livery.

In early 1950s PTC started to paint their PCC cars in the simplified green and cream livery with maroon stripe but with all-cream roof, which was so familiar for Philadelphia for many years.

Available options for car numbers and destination signs


Set of advertisiments for this model available on special order.

Scale 1:48

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172-3

USA1941 Philadelphia Transportation Co. St.-Louis Car Co. PCC 2070 (A-37 class) - in mid-50s "bus" livery.

172-3The new paint scheme for Philadelphia buses (green with white top and orange beltrail) was introduced with first deliveries of the GM "king size" coaches in 1955 and it was applied to PCC 2070 which was the only car to carry bus livery in Philadelphia. It was later repainted to the standard livery.

Available options for car numbers and destination signs

Scale 1:48
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172a

USA1940/41 Philadelphia Transportation Co. St.-Louis Car Co. PCC 2501-2580 series (A-36 class) - "as delivered" livery.

In June 1940 Philadelphia Transportation Co. placed an order to St.-Louis Car Co. (Job 1625) for 80 PCC cars for two-man routes 13 Chester Ave. and 42 Spruce St. They were delivered in December 1940 and January 1941 and were numbered 2501-2580 (A-36 class). The numbers beginning with 2501 were reserved for all further PTC two-man PCC cars. The 2500s were also equipped with treadles to open the center doors so they could be used for one-man operation. Starting from late 50s this series was slowly converted to one-man cars and the conductor booths were removed, last two-man car in Philadelphia was 2564; it was convered in December 1965.

Available options for car numbers and destination signs

Set of side advertisiments for this model available on special order.

Scale 1:48

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172a-1

USA1940/41 Philadelphia Transportation Co. St.-Louis Car Co. PCC 2501-2580 series (A-36 class) - in late 40s green/cream/grey livery & maroon stripes.

In mid-40s all silver PCC cars of 1940/41 delivery were repainted to new standard green & cream livery with gray roof and maroon striping, introduced on 1942 cars. In early 1950s, a number of simplified versions of this paint sceme were tried before the final variation with all-cream roof was introduced.

Available options for car numbers and destination signs

Scale 1:48
Available Now
Available through  SPTC, U.S.A./Canada Dealers

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172a-2

USA1940/41 Philadelphia Transportation Co. St.-Louis Car Co. PCC 2501-2580 series; A-36 class) - in mid-50s green & cream livery.

In early 1950s PTC started to paint their PCC cars in the simplified green and cream livery with maroon stripe but with all-cream roof, which was so familiar for Philadelphia for many years.

Available options for car numbers and destination signs

Set of advertisiments for this model available on special order.

Scale 1:48

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172-4; 172a-3

USA1940/41 Philadelphia Transportation Co. St.-Louis Car Co. PCC 2031-2080; 2501-2580 series (A-36/A-37 class) - 1960s green & cream livery.

Starting from late 1950s, an A-42/A-43 classes saw later modifications: tow bar couplings were mounted on the anti-climbers, sealed beam headlights began to appear and some cars received silver wings.

*Sealed beam headlights may be installed on Customer's requests.



Scale 1:48
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Photo: John F.Bromley

 

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172b

USA1940/41 SEPTA Philadelphia St.-Louis Car Co. PCC (A-36/A-37 class) - in "Gulf Oil" livery.

172bBetween 1975 and 1978, 156 PCC (both air-electric and all-electric) cars were rehabilitated by SEPTA, using local, state and federal funds; the new orange, white and blue livery, so-called the "Gulf Oil" was applied.

Available options for car numbers and destination signs

Scale 1:48

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172b-1 Earlier version of the "Gulf Oil" livery (with orange doors and trolley shroud) available on special request.

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