Help identifying Route 15 location

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Help identifying Route 15 location

Postby train2 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:35 am

In 2007 I rode and followed along the Route 15. I have run across a couple of photos for that visit that I can not determine where they were taken. The 15 is double track, but I have photos of one of the cars making a 90 degree turn onto a narrow street lined with cars, clearly single track. I am guessing this was one of the loops, but would like some conformation. Is there any single track sections or more likely a separated ROW for one track away from the other? Or are the loops the only likely place? Photo is on another computer so it will take a little effort to post here, but I can if need be. Here is hoping this description is enough.
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Re: Help identifying Route 15 location

Postby roadmaster » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:05 pm

The 15 splits at Girard College

westbound - girard - college ave - poplar - college ave - back to girard.

Eastbound - girard - south on 26th - east on poplar - college ave - girard.

Also splits were westbound trolleys run single track on haverford from 60th to 63rd. Then eastbound on single track on girard from 63rd to 60th.

Non revenue runs single track to callowhill depot on 59th st.

try to post some puctures :-D
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