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Philadelphia Trolleys 1955
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Philadelphia Trolleys 1955 Sunday River Productions DVD-PT
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When these pictures were made around 1955, it is probable that the city of Philadelphia had more trolleys running to more destinations and with greater frequency than any other city in the United States. From such a wide array of choices, this picture covers eight of the most interesting and scenic lines.

Route 26: Wissahickon Creek in Germantown across the top of Philadelphia and out the semi-rural line to Fox Chase.

Route 52: North from Schulykill River in old double enders on Chelten Road.

Route 6: From Olney Terminal at the subway's northern end into the countryside on private right of way to Willow Grove.

Route 20: From Olney Terminal south the entire length of the city of Philadelphia all the way to the Navel Base and the Delaware River.

Routes 17 & 32: Across the center of Philadelphia, Ease to West on Market Street, from the river, around City Hall, then south on 16th and 18th avenues through South Philadelphia.

Routes 33 & 9: Across the center of Philadelphia east to west; then 33 turns North by the Art Museum to the city limits; and 9 goes south through South Philadelphia.

Route 42: All the way across the center of Philadelphia from the Delaware River, over the Schulykill Bridge to 60th Street and Cobbs Creek, passing en route the PRR 32nd Street Station, Franklin Field and the Convention Center.

Route 37: A detailed study of the Market Street crossing of the Schulykill where the subway and five different trolley routes funnel together and dive underground en route to City Hall.

39 minutes running time. Incredible color and tripod steady images

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Runtime:39 Mins ($0.69/min)
Producer:Sunday River Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:1 US & Canada NTSC

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Philadelphia Trolleys 1955
Zman on 2010-06-25 15:25:38.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5

I have this already on VHS and thought a DVD would be an improvement. Although the image was a little sharper, the picture was dark. I had to punch up the brightness on the TV all the way to equal the picture on the VHS tape at the normal setting. Also, the audio was not as good as the tape. The video manufacturer did a poor job on the DVD.
This review is not meant to knock the seller of the video as they are great to deal with. And after all, they only sell the videos, they don't make them.

Additional remarks by Zman:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Poor.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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Philadelphia Trolleys 1955
Fred M Pohl on 2009-12-31 03:38:55.

  •  4 of 5

This was great it really took me back.

Additional remarks by Fred M Pohl:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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