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Trolleys of Montgomery County

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Episcopal Church of Our Saviour

821 Homestead Road

Jenkintown, PA 19046

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Montgomery County was once served by a 140-mile network of electric trolleys. Constructed between 1893 and 1915, the independently owned trolley lines connected the far corners of the County, from Pottstown to Hatboro, Telford to Ardmore.

Author Mike Szilagyi, will present this illustrated talk covering the length and breadth of the County with a focus on the four trolley lines that converged at Willow Grove Park. We'll view scenes along Old York Road, the historically significant roadside traversed by large open trolleys nicknamed Dreadnaughts. Finally, we'll trace the route of the suburban Route 6 through Abington and Glenside with its long stretches of railroad-style right-of-way, and discuss why the Route 6 trolleys were replaced with General Motors diesel buses in 1958.

Lectures are FREE and open to the public.

The lecture series is sponsored by a grant from the Jenkinstown Lyceum. For more information please call the Old York Road Historical Society at 215–886–8590.

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