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Thorndale riders get a blast from the past

SEPTA’s mid-morning electric train out of Suburban Station featured an interloper (what appeared to be a 1963 vintage ex-Pennsylvania Railroad Budd Silverliner II car) sitting between more modern cars. Check out the branding on the car in ther photo. Anyone know why this car was in service Friday?

This just in from Edmund H. Rhudy:

“From your post on PlanPhilly, car #269 is a revenue fare car that SEPTA uses in normal service.  For whatever reason, the old PRR branding was never removed from the sides like it was for most of the other cars (though I think there’s another one out there that still has parts of it visible), so many railfans want to see it preserved in the SEPTA museum after the Vs come into service and the IIs and IIIs are retired.”

Contact the reporter at mgolas@planphilly.com

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