SEPTA’s Number 15 Trolley—October 2015.

SEPTA’s number 15 trolley is among the subjects I regularly revisit on Tracking the Light. My brother lives just a few blocks from the line, which runs along Girard Avenue in Philadelphia.

Like Dublin’s LUAS tram routes, SEPTA’s 15 is a railway line that I’ve routinely used to get around, and that makes it an ideal subject to photograph. The historic PCC cars are an added bonus.

I exposed these views with my Lumix LX7 last Friday evening to and from my way to Johnny Brenda’s Tavern for dinner.

October sun on Girard Avenue. I used Lightroom to adjust the contrast of this image in post processing.
October sun on Girard Avenue. I used Lightroom to adjust the contrast of this image in post processing.
Looking east on Girard. Trolley service is about every 10 minutes, although cars tend to arrive in clusters.
Looking east on Girard. Trolley service is about every 10 minutes, although cars tend to arrive in clusters.

 

A relatively recent addition to the 15 route is the extension to a casino.
A relatively recent addition to the 15 route is the extension to a casino, seen here passing Widley Street.
The eastern section of the 15 trackage is presently being renovated, so all cars take the turn to and from the new extension. This car is making the turn onto Girard in the westward direction.
The eastern section of the 15 trackage is presently being renovated, so all cars take the turn to and from the new extension. This car is making the turn onto Girard in the westward direction.
SEPTA's number 15 trolley as seen on Girard Avenue from the Market-Frankfort El stop. Time exposure make with a Lumix LX7.
SEPTA’s number 15 trolley as seen on Girard Avenue from the Market-Frankfort El stop. Time exposure made with a Lumix LX7.

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