NEW CARS MARK SEPTA'S SEVENTH YEAR

In February 1974, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) began to receive 144 new commuter cars from General Electric. The cars represent the fourth generation of stainless-steel cars, first of which were purchased in 1957 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, The Silverliner IV is an 85 foot vehicle with a seating capacity of 129. Each car has a "performance and fault indicator display unit" which is expected to simplify maintenance and trouble shooting. The unit had originally been developed by GE for Amtrack Metroliners. Fourteen of the cars will go to the Reading and 130 to PC.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

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  • Accession Number: 00054665
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1981 12:00AM