Historic pcc trolleys return to SEPTA route
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has brought back its green and cream Presidents' Conference Committee (PCC) trolley cars to one of its routes.  
 
These cars were orignally built in the 1940's and were in service until 1992. The trolleys were eventuall ybe replaced by a new trolley fleet however t could be another decade before this project is fully completed. 
 
Eight trolleys have been restored so far and buses wil be used to complement the service whilst the remainder are brought into use. 
 
SEPTA's Trolley Restoration team have explored many avneues when deciding how to best restore the 75 year old vehicles including using the original design blueprints to enable reverse engineering of parts which have been discontinued. 
 
 
Historic PCC trolleys return to SEPTA route (SEPTA) 
 
"These trolleys have been taken apart abd rebuilt piece-by piece - from the frames to the floors, ftom the windows to the wheelchair lifts. The PCCs are workhorses and thanks to our dedicated team, these iconic vehicles are ready to make their return - restored to near museum-quality standards.' said SEPTA COO Scott Sauer. 
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