PTC Broad Street Subway
Rubbish/Paint Car T18

 

 

Philadelphia Transportation Company's utility car No. T18, formerly Liberty Bell Route freight car No. C15, which had been rebuilt from passenger car No. 808.

 
RUBBISH CAR - HISTORY
Following World War II, PTC undertook to provide rubbish cars for the rapid transit lines. The first was T14, a differential dump car bought second-hand from Reading Transit in 1946 (ex #620). While the dumping mechanism was an advantage, the open top was not. So, in 1950, closed cars began to be used for this purpose when a former express car, F25, was made into rubbish car T17 for the Broad St. Lines. A second car for Broad St. was bought from Lehigh Valley Transit in 1953 and numbered T18 (ex-LVT express car C15 & ex-passenger car 808). T14 was made over into a paint car for the subways in September 1962. T18 was sold to the Magee Transportation Museum in 1967.
 
ROSTER OF CARS - CLASS T
Car No. Old No. Built or
Converted
Scrapped or
Converted
Orig.
Owner
Builder Description

T14 620 June 1948 Broad St. Reading Transit Differential DT Dump Rubbish Car
T17 F25 1950 Broad St. PRT PRT DT Closed Rubbish Car
T18 C15 Jan 29,
1953
March 10, 1967 Lehigh Valley Jewett DT Closed Rubbish Car