National City Lines Management
and Philadelphia's Street Railway Lines

Trolley Routes operating as of 1/1/1955
and their status as of 6/30/1958
Chart created by S.L. (Mac) Hackbridge
Updated and amended by James F. Boylan

Key
color codes provide information on current (July 2001) status

00

Routes converted to buses by 6/30/1958

00

Routes retained as trolley but later converted to bus by SEPTA

00

Routes retained as trolley now "temporarily" operated by buses

00

Routes retained and currently operated by trolleys

00

Route converted to trolleybus by NCL

00

Routes discontinued or merged into other routes by NCL

2

"Merged" with bus 21 and trolley 32 (southbound service abandonmed)
Combined route captioned "2"

3

Converted to bus on same route.

5

Converted to bus on same route.

6

Converted to bus north of city limits on closely parallel route
(much of route was private right-of-way which buses coild not use).
City portion retained as trolley.

7

Converted to bus on same route.

8

Converted to bus on same route.

9

"Merged" with bus 48 (Most of the discontinued south end was already duplicated by
trolley 50 and a few blocks in middle of the route replaced by rerouted 48 bus.)
Extreme south end replaced by splitting south end of trolley 50 after protests and a 2 month wait.

10

Trolley operation retained--rerouted into new subway.

11

Trolley operation retained--rerouted into new subway.

12

West end rerouted to replace part of trolley 36 for about 9 months, then:
Converted to bus. Discontinued west of Woodland Depot.
East of Woodland converted to bus and extended east to 5th & Market to replace trolley 36.

13

Trolley operation retained on same route west of 42nd St.órerouted into new subway.
(Replaced by bus D between 33rd and Front)

15

Trolley operation retained on same route west of Richmond and Westmoreland.
(East end replaced by bus 73 extension)

17

Converted to bus on same route.

20

"Merged" into trolley 23. (Discontinued north of Rising Sun and south of Bigler
in both directions and entire route discontinued in northbound direction)..

21

Converted to bus on the same route (with a minor detour in the
vicinity of 17th and Market) several months prior to the merger.
"Merged" into bus 2. (Entire northbound route discontinued.
Market Street section discontinued)
.

23

Trolley operation retained. "Merged" with trolley 20.
Extended at the south end from Oregon Avenue to Bigler Street to replace part of trolley 20.
(Southbound route south of Susquehanna discontinued).

26

Converted to bus on same route.

31

Converted to bus on same route and extended from 46th Street to 30th Street.
Later rerouted to replace middle of trolley 41.

32

"Merged" into bus 2.
(Entire northbound route and Market Street section discontinued).

33

Converted to bus on same route.

34

Trolley operation retained--rerouted into new subway.

36

Trolley operation retained west of 49th Street and continued
west of Elmwood Loop to Westinghouse Loop via former Rte. 37.
(Replaced by bus 12 between 49th and 5th Streetsódiscontinued east of 5th Street)

37

Converted to bus and operated on much different routing.
Portion operated by rerouted trolley 12 and extended trolley 36.
Portion also duplicated by trolley 11.

38

Converted to bus on closely parallel route.
(East end of route had used trolley subway).

39

Converted to bus on same route.

40

Converted to bus on same route.

41

Discontinued. (Replaced by bus 46 north of Lansdowne and
bus 31 south of Lansdowne).

42

Converted to bus on same route.

43

Converted to bus and rerouted onto the Art Museum Circle
(now Eakins Oval) and the underground portion abandoned.

46

Converted to bus on same route, extended south to make connection with trolley route 36 and abandon off-street loop, and extended northward to Malvern loop to replace part of trolley 41.

47

Trolley operation retained.

48

Converted to bus.
(Downtown section rerouted slightly to replace a part of trolley 9).

50

Trolley operation retained.
Second southern end established to replace part of previously abandoned trolley 9.

52

Converted to bus on same route.

53

Trolley operation retained.

54

Converted to bus on same route.

56

Trolley operation retained.

57

Converted to bus on same route.

60

Trolley operation retained. (Extended one block via trolley 15 on east end, shortened one block on west end, and provided with loops on both ends to permit operation of single end PCC cars)

62

Trolley operation retained--now merged into trolley route 13.

63

"Merged" into bus 64. (Eastbound operation discontinued).

64

Converted to bus on same route.
(Westbound alternate route established to replace one direction of trolley 63 ).

66

Converted to trolley bus.
(Line and vehicles provided by City--Convesrion scheduled before NCL management)

70

Converted to bus on same route.

79

Converted to bus on same route.
(Then laterS converted to trolley bus.)

81

Converted to bus on same route.

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