PATCO 50th anniversary

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PATCO 50th anniversary

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:28 pm

PATCO's big anniversary is right around the corner, with the Budd cars built and tested in 1968, partial service on January 4, 1969 and the grand opening of the full line on Saturday, February 15, 1969. So far, the PATCO website has nothing posted yet.
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Re: PATCO 50th anniversary 1969-2019

Postby MACTRAXX » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:35 pm

R36 and Everyone:

50 years ago today - January 4, 1969 PATCO began their interim service over the newly-constructed
line segment between Camden and Lindenwold. This lasted for about six weeks until the full line into
Philadelphia replacing the Camden-Locust Bridge Line service was opened on February 15, 1969.

This was a big milestone for PATCO - with the more important anniversary being February 15 when
the line was officially completed and full service into Philadelphia began.

Remembering how PATCO commemorated their 25th Anniversary I look forward to see how PATCO
celebrates this significant anniversary year...Anyone have any memories of PATCO's early years?

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Re: PATCO 50th anniversary

Postby glennk419 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:44 pm

Looks like PATCO will be recognizing the 50th Anniversary afterall:

https://www.njherald.com/article/20190121/AP/301219988#
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