H J Adamcik Photo Collection - Nearside Cars

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The 1500 Nearside Cars represented the largest single group of cars in Philadelphia until 1948. They were aquired in five orders between 1911 and 1913 and were numbered 6000 - 7499. As originally built they had only a single double door in the front and a conductor's booth immediately behind the motorman. A small rear door existed for emergency use only. Previous practice with double end cars was for the car to stop at the far side of intersections so passengers could board the rear platform where the conductor was stationed. The name "Nearside" derives from the fact that these new single end cars stopped for passengers at the near side of each intersection. The double door was arranged with the front leaves opening in for incoming passengers and the rear leaves opening out for exiting passengers. Between 1919 and 1921 to solve the "muzzle loading" problem, 1160 of the 1500 cars were equipped with center doors and the "Peter Witt" fare collection system with the conductor stationed in the middle of the car.

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 PTC 6035 - Richmond and Lefevre, Bridesburg  PTC 6057 - Lehigh at Broad St
 PTC 6063 - Germantown and Erie  PTC 6065 - Bridge and Milnor loop
 PTC 6083 - 10th and Snyder  PTC 6122 - Richmond and Lefevre, Bridesburg
 PTC 6155 - 33rd and Dauphin loop  PTC 6185 - 15th and Erie
 PTC 6185 - 15th St south of Erie  PTC 6187 - Bridge and Milnor loop
 PTC 6200 - 15th and Pollock, May 4, 1949  PTC 6209 - Wharton Street
 PTC 6212 - 13th and Spring Garden  PTC 6214 - 67th and Woodland
 PTC 6217 - Route 63  PTC 6217
 PTC 6250 - 63rd and Haverford  PTC 6355 - Darby loop
 PTC 6388 - 65th and Vine, 9-6-43  PTC Nearside interior - Nora Sturges
 PTC 6434 - Germantown Ave at Erie  PTC 6469 - South St at Broad
 PTC 6490 - 44th and Parkside  PTC 6490 - Parkside Ave
 PTC 6522 - Front & Lombard  PTC 6542 - Spruce at 2nd
 PTC 6599 - West on Girard Ave bridge  PTC 6633 - 34th and Huntingdon
 PTC 6636 - 33rd and Reed  PTC 6636 - Front and Dauphin
 PTC 6690 - Germantown barn 3-23-47  PTC 6704 - 49th and Woodland
 PTC 6754 - Spruce at 8th, EB 5-4-49  PTC 6761 - Front and Dauphin
 PTC 6836 - 33rd and Columbia  PTC 6847 - 15th and Arch
 PTC 6990 - 49th and Woodland  PTC 7015 - Front and Bainbridge
 PTC 7073 - 49th and Woodland NB  PTC 7098
 PTC 7103 - Tabor Rd at Old York Rd  PTC 7108 - EB, Lehigh Ave 7-1-44
 PTC 7127 - 23rd and Spring Garden  PTC 7145 - Dauphin at Ridge 4-20-42
 PTC 7173 - 49th and Woodland  PTC 7175 - Olney Terminal
 PTC 7180 - Broad and Morris 2-20  PTC 7180 - Broad and Morris
 PTC 7197 - 63rd and Vine 9-6-43  PTC 7197 - Richmond barn
 PTC 7226 - 49th and Chester  PTC 7227 - Allegheny Ave in front of barn
 PTC 7229 - 15th and Arch  PTC 7250 - 29th and Columbia
 PTC 7258 - 19th and Bigler  PTC 7265 - Parkside Ave
 PTC 7285 - 12th and Snyder  PTC 7285 - Navy Yard
 PTC 7286 - 33rd and Columbia  PTC 7287 - Morris at Water St
 PTC 7292 - 15th and Arch  PTC 7293 - Grays Ferry and Christian EB
 PTC 7297  PTC 7314 - Baltimore Ave
 PTC 7336 - Richmond St at Somerset  PTC 7343 - Cumberland at Richmond St
 PTC 7353 - Bala loop  PTC 7378 - Richmond and Huntingdon
 PTC 7392 - Navy Yard  PTC 7409 - 52nd and Lancaster 9-6-43
 PTC 7430 - 3rd and Snyder 9-6-44  PTC 7431 - Frankford and Arrott/Margaret
 PTC 7445 - Huntingdon St at Ridge Ave  PTC 7450 - Broad and Tasker
 PTC 7451 - Yeadon loop  PTC 7451 - Yeadon
 PTC 7487 - Cambria at Richmond St  PTC 7496 - 34th between Reed and Wharton


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