The past and future of the 23 trolley

    The future of the 23 trolley might be uncertain, but its past — like anything else — remains etched in books, photos, memories and tracks.

    NewsWorks contributor Claire Salmons takes a look back at the trolley line that once needed 85 cars a day to serve all the riders. This blog post is the first in our efforts to examine Northwest Philadelphia’s history. Poke around, check out the photo and tell us what other pieces of history you want to know more about.

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