THE GS TRAM SITE

PHILADELPHIA

PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES

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1940


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Philadelphia tram map - 1940

INSET (1): CENTRAL PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia downtown tram map – 1940

INSET (2): WESTERN PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia West tram map – 1940

INSET (3): NORTH-EASTERN PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia Northeast tram map – 1940



I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM maps used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.


ROUTES

MUNICIPAL STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC)

  2 15th & 16th Streets Lehigh Av. - 15th St. [back: 16th St.] - Pollock St.
  3 Frankford-Columbia 33rd St. - Columbia Av. [now Cecil B. Moore Av.] - W. Berks St. - Front St. - Kensington Av. - Frankford Terminal
  5 Frankford - 2nd&3rd Ritner St. - 3rd St. [back: 2nd St.] - Frankford Av. - Frankford Terminal
  6 Glenside Olney Av. - Ogontz Av. - Glenside - Roslyn - Willow Grove
  7 Strawberry - 22nd & 23rd Snyder Av. - 23rd St. [back: 22nd St.] - 29th St. - York St. [back: Dauphin St.] - Fairmount Park
  8 Norris & Susquehanna Fairmount Park - Dauphin St. [back: Susquehanna Av. - 21st St. - York St.] - Susquehanna Av. - Susquehanna Av. [back: Norris St.] - Delaware Av.
  9 Strawberry - 4th & 5th Ritner St. - 5th St. [back: 4th. St.] - Arch St. - 23rd St. [back: 22nd St.] - 29th St. - Columbia Av. - 31st St. [back: 32nd St.] - York St.
10 Lancaster Subway City Hall - Market St. (subway) - Market St. (surface) - Lancaster Av. - Landsdowne Av. - 63rd St. - Overbrook
11 Woodland Subway City Hall - Market St. (subway) - Market St. (surface) - Woodland Av. - Darby
12 Grays Ferry 2nd St. - Pine St. [back: Spruce St.] - Grays Ferry Av. - Woodland Av. - Darby
13 Chester Avenue Front St. - Walnut St. [back: Chestnut St.] - Woodland Av. - Chester Av. - Yeadon
14 42nd St. Market St. - 40th St. - Spruce St. - 42nd St. [Loop route, clockwise]
15 Girard Avenue Callowhill (63rd St.) - Girard Av. - Richmond St. - Bridge St. - Bridesburg (Milnor St.)
17 South 19th & 20th Front St. - Market St. (surface) - 19th St. N. [back: 20th St. N.] - Johnston St.
18 South 22nd & 23th Front St. - Market St. (surface) - 22nd St. [back: 23rd St.] - Snyder Av.
20 12th & 13th Philadelphia Navy Yard - 10th St. - 13th St. [back: 12th St.] - Old York Rd. - Erie Av.
21 North 17th & 18th Front St. - Market St. (surface) - 18th St. N. [back: 17th St. N.] - 17th St. N. - Pulaski Av.
23 Germantown - 10th & 11th Oregon St. - 11th St. [back: 10th St.] - Germantown Av. - Chestnut Hill
25 Cedar - Memphis 4th St. - Girard Av. - [Norris St. - Cedar St.] [back: Memphis St. - Susquehanna Av.] - Lehigh Av.
26 Olney Avenue Chelten Av. Station - Chelten Av. - Chew Av. - Olney Av. - Rising Sun Av. - Lawndale - Cheltenham - Fox Chase
29 Morris & Tasker 28th St. - Morris St. [back: Tasker St.] - Front St.
30 Haverford - Vine Market St. - Haverford Av. - Haverford Av. [back: Vine St.] - Callowhill (65th St.)
31 Market - 63rd - Subway City Hall - Market St. (subway) - Market St. (surface) - 63rd St. - Haverford Av. - Landsdowne Av.
32 South 17th & 18th Front St. - Market St. (surface) - 17th St. S. [back: 18th St. N.] - Shunk St.
33 North 22nd Front St. - Arch St. - 20th St. [back: 19th St.] - Ridge Av. - 21st St. [back: 22nd St.] - 22nd St. - Hunting Park Av.
34 Baltimore Subway City Hall - Market St. (subway) - Market St. (surface) - Woodland Av. - Baltimore Av. - Angora (61st St.)
36 Elmwood Av. Front St. - Market St. (surface) - 22nd St. [back: 23th St.] - Grays Ferry Av. - Grays Av. - Lindbergh Blvd. - Elmwood Av. - Colwyn
37 Chester Short Line City Hall - Market St. (subway) - Market St. (surface) - Woodland Av. - Colwyn - Island Rd. - Eastwick - Chester
38 Baring Subway City Hall - Market St. (subway) - Market St. (surface) - 33rd St. - Fairmount Av. - 40th St. - Parkside Av. - Fairmount Park
38A 52nd St. Extension Fairmount Park - Parkside Av. - 52nd St. - Landsdown Av.
39 Dauphin & Susquehanna Fairmount Park - Dauphin St. [back: Susquehanna Av. - 21st St. - York St.] - Front St. - Kensington Av. - Cumberland St. [back: Huntingdon St.] - Richmond St.
40 Lombard & South Sts. Front St. - South St. [back: Lombard St.] - South St. Bridge - Spruce St. - [38th St. - Market St. - 41st St.] [back: 40th St.] - 40th St. - Parkside Av. - Fairmount Park
41 63rd St. Millbourne (Market St.) - 63rd St. - Overbrook
42 W Spruce St. Front St. - Walnut St. [back: Chestnut St.] - Woodland Av. [back: Spruce St. - 33rd St.] - Spruce St. - 61st St.
43 Spring Garden 1st St. - Spring Garden St. - Spring Garden Tunnel - Haverford Av. - Lancaster Av. - 44th St. - Parkside Av. - Fairmount Park
46 58th & 60th Sts. Woodland Av. - 58th St. - Baltimore Av. - 60th St. - Landsdowne Av.
47 Godfrey - 8th & 9th Wolf St. - [9th St. - 7th St. - 5th St.] [back: 6th St. - Franklin St. - 8th. St.] - 5th St. - Godfrey Av.
48 Fairmount - Arch Front St. - Arch St. - [16th St. - Fairmount Av. - 23rd St.] [back: 22nd St. - Wallace St. - 15th St.] - 29th St. - Allegheny Av. - Allegheny Depot
50 Lawndale - 4th & 5th Oregon Av. / Ritner St. - 5th St. [back: 4th. St.] - 5th St. [back: 6th St.] - 5th St. - Wyoming Av. - Rising Sun Av. - Lawndale
52 Chelten - Midvale East Falls (Ridge Av.) - Midvale Av. - Wayne Av. - Chelten Av. - Old York Rd.
53 Wayne - Erie Luzerne St. - Erie Av. - Wayne Av. - Germantown (Carpenter Lane)
54 Lehigh Av, Ridge Av. - Lehigh Av. - Kensington Av. - Somerset St. - Richmond St.
55 York Rd. Olney Av. - Old York Rd. - Cheltenham Av. [Rush hours only]
56 Erie - Torresdale Hunting Park Av. - Erie Av. - Torresdale Av. - Cottman Av.
57 Jefferson & Master 29th St. - Jefferson St. [back: Master St.] - Front St. [back: 2nd St.] - 2nd St. - Erie Av.
59 Bustleton Surface Line Frankford Av. - Oxford Av. - Castor Av. - Bustleton Av. - Bustleton
60 Richmond - Allegheny Ridge Av. - Allegheny Av. - Port Richmond
61 Manayunk Walnut St. - 9th St. [back: 8th St.] - Ridge Av. - Manayunk (Main St.) - Leverington Av.
62 Chester Av. Extension Yeadon - Darby
63 Catharine & Bainbridge Front St. - Catharine St. [back: Bainbridge St.] - Schuylkill Av.
64 Federal & Wharton Sts Front St. - [Federal St. - Ellsworth St.] [back: Wharton St.] - 34th St.
65 York Rd. - 6th & 7th Oregon Av. - 7th St. [back: 6th St.] - Old York Rd. - Olney Av.
66 Holmesburg Frankford Terminal - Frankford Av. - Holmesburg (City Limits)
70 52nd St. - Bala Grays Av. - Baltimore Av. - 52nd St. - 54th St. - Bala (City Line)
73 Bridesburg Frankford Terminal - Bridge St. - Bridesburg (Milnor St.)
75 Wyoming Av. 17th St. - Erie Av. - 5th St. - Wyoming Av. - [Arrott St. - Margaret St.] [back: Orthodox St.] - Richmond St.
78 Lansdowne Darby - Wycombe Av. - Fairview Av.
79 Snyder Av. Swanson St. - Snyder Av. - 29th St.
81 Passyunk Av. Swanson St. - Snyder Av. - Passyunk Av. - Schuylkill River

FAIRMOUNT PARK TRANSPORTATION CO. STREETCAR ROUTES

  A    44th & Parkside - Fairmount Park loop (counterclockwise) [Summer route]
  B    33rd and Dauphin - Fairmount Park loop (counterclockwise) [Summer route]
  C    44th & Parkside - Fairmount Park loop (counterclockwise) - 33rd and Dauphin - Fairmount Park loop (counterclockwise) - 44th & Parkside [not in summer]

Note: Route designations for the Fairmount Park system are for convenience only, and were not used by the operator.

RAPID TRANSIT ROUTES

Operator: Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC)

BS Broad Street Line Olney Av. - Erie Stn. - North Phildelphia Stn. - Girard Stn. - City Hall - Snyder Stn.
MF Market-Frankford Line 69th St. Terminal - Market St. - City Hall - 8th St. Stn. - Girard St. - Frankford Terminal
RA Ridge Av. Spur Line Girard Stn. - Ridge Av. - 8th St. & Market St.

RAPID TRANSIT ROUTE

Operator: Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO)

BL Bridge Line 8th St. & Market St. - Delaware River Bridge - Camden Broadway

Note that the subway route abbraviations BS, MF, RA and BL are for convenience only, and were not used by the operators.

SUBURBAN ROUTES

Operator: Philadelphia and Western Railroad (P&W)

  N Norristown Line 69th St. Terminal - Villanova - Radnor - Bridgeport - Norristown
  S Stafford Line 69th St. Terminal - Villanova - Stafford

Operator: Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company (PST, also known as Red Arrow Lines)

  A Ardmore Line 69th St. Terminal - Ardmore
  M Media Line 69th St. Terminal - Drexel Hill - Springfield - Media
  SH Sharon Hill Line 69th St. Terminal - Drexel Hill - Clifton - Sharon Hill
  WC West Chester Line 69th St. Terminal - West Chester

Note that the suburban route abbraviations N, S, A, M, SH and WC are for convenience only, and were not used by the operators.



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Special thanks to Russell Powers from Denver CO for information on the history of the Philadelphia system.


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