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Transportation Company - SEPTA - Railroad
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Company NameSEPTA
Year Founded1964
CountryUnited States (Details)
Source of TextBluford Shops
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Transportation Company - SEPTA - Railroad

Company History: SEPTA opened in 1964 to try to get a grip on the greater Philadelphia area’s transit issues. The following year they assumed responsibility for funneling subsidies to Pennsylvania Railroad and Reading for their commuter rail operations in the area. In 1968, they acquired the Philadelphia Transportation Company including their subway and elevated lines. Two years later they acquired Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company also known at the Red Arrow Lines. By 1976, Conrail had taken over operating the commuter rail operations under contract for SEPTA. As the decade closed, SEPTA began the slow process of taking over these operations themselves. This was completed on the first day of 1983. The electric streetcar lines are split between standard gauge and “Pennsylvania trolley gauge” of 5’ 2.5”. SEPTA's grey, blue and red paint scheme came in an unrespectable 9th place in the Worst Paint Schemes of North America as voted by the readers of Railroad of the Day.
Brief History:
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Item created by: gdm on 2017-10-10 09:58:29. Last edited by gdm on 2021-12-08 09:00:41

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