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PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by chuchubob on Sat Feb 16 08:50:55 2019

PATCO's revenue runs began on January 4, 1969, between Lindenwold and Camden City Hall. Service into Philadelphia began on February 15, 1969, so PATCO chose to celebrate Feb 15 as its 50th anniversary with a ceremony at Woodcrest, the only station with enough room to handle a small party. I left before the ceremony began.






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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by chicagomotorman on Sat Feb 16 09:27:27 2019, in response to PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by chuchubob on Sat Feb 16 08:50:55 2019.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Sat Feb 16 13:19:08 2019, in response to PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by chuchubob on Sat Feb 16 08:50:55 2019.

Thanks, both for pix and clarification of opening of the extended line. I came down from NYC not on The day, but soon thereafter to check out the new service. Way cool.

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Sat Feb 16 17:23:00 2019, in response to PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by chuchubob on Sat Feb 16 08:50:55 2019.

Did they give out any collectibles ?

Bill Newkirk

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by TransitChuckG on Sat Feb 16 18:53:17 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by Jackson Park B Train on Sat Feb 16 13:19:08 2019.

I rode PATCO shortly in 1969 after it opened, it was cool.

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by chuchubob on Sun Feb 17 07:32:52 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sat Feb 16 17:23:00 2019.

They gave out reproductions of the first timetable with service to Philadelphia, dated Feb 15, 1969.

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by kp5308 on Sun Feb 17 07:36:45 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by TransitChuckG on Sat Feb 16 18:53:17 2019.

It still is cool...

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by BILLBKLYN on Sun Feb 17 10:42:10 2019, in response to PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by chuchubob on Sat Feb 16 08:50:55 2019.

Between January and February of 1969, did the Bridge line subway cars still run between Philadelphia and Camden?

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by r17-6599 on Sun Feb 17 10:47:34 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by chuchubob on Sun Feb 17 07:32:52 2019.

Patco used to have those stress relievers in the likeness of a Patco car. Not sure they still do. I don't see any in those fotos.

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by chuchubob on Sun Feb 17 12:11:30 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by BILLBKLYN on Sun Feb 17 10:42:10 2019.

No. The bridge line stopped running while PATCO was being built. I had to ride buses from 8th and Race to Camden when I worked at Strawbridge & Clothier at 8th & Market and attended Rutgers-Camden.

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by chuchubob on Sun Feb 17 12:13:06 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by r17-6599 on Sun Feb 17 10:47:34 2019.

Is one of those behind and above the cake?

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by r17-6599 on Sun Feb 17 13:06:31 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by chuchubob on Sun Feb 17 12:13:06 2019.

Looks like a pillow to me.

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by Jersey Mike on Sun Feb 17 13:58:55 2019, in response to PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by chuchubob on Sat Feb 16 08:50:55 2019.

And somewhere, Bill Vigrass is still around xD

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by chuchubob on Sun Feb 17 16:11:45 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by Jersey Mike on Sun Feb 17 13:58:55 2019.

Bill was one of the ceremony speakers.

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Posted by BILLBKLYN on Mon Feb 18 17:03:16 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by chuchubob on Sun Feb 17 12:11:30 2019.

How long was there no rail service in Philadelphia and the bridge while it was getting built?

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by chuchubob on Mon Feb 18 17:17:15 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by BILLBKLYN on Mon Feb 18 17:03:16 2019.

About thirteen and a half months.

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by BILLBKLYN on Mon Feb 18 18:30:08 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by chuchubob on Mon Feb 18 17:17:15 2019.

Thanks!

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Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary

Posted by TransitChuckG on Tue Feb 19 05:18:31 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: PATCO 50th anniversary, posted by chuchubob on Sun Feb 17 12:11:30 2019.

I had to ride buses from 8th and Race to Camden when I worked at Strawbridge & Clothier at 8th & Market and attended Rutgers-Camden.
Oh, no! You had to ride "stink-buggy" buses??? Now I know why you hate them!!!!


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