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The Red Arrow Lines

  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • University Center Loop River Room 525 S. State Street, Chicago, IL

September at CERA

The Red Arrow Lines

Presented by John Nicholson

Friday, September 22nd, 2017, at 7 p.m. CDT

University Center

Loop River Room

525 S. State Street, Chicago, IL

(Located between Congress Parkway and Harrison Street)

The Loop River Room is located on the second floor. After entering the lobby, go through the glass doors on your left for stair and elevator access to the area. Doors open at 6 p.m.

That the Red Arrow has been one of the country’s most successful traction companies is borne out by the fact that much of it continues to operate today under the auspices of SEPTA. MCERA John Nicholson will present a PowerPoint program taking you back on a journey over the Red Arrow lines with color images dating from the early 1940s to the present.

The first half of the program will focus on the suburban trolley lines of the Philadelphia & West Chester Traction Company which later evolved into the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company. The second half is on the third rail-operated Philadelphia & Western with its lines to Strafford and Norristown.

Be sure to come for what will be an enjoyable evening.



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