West Trenton

West Trenton

Okay, with a name like “West Trenton,” you would think that the station would be…slightly less middle-of-nowhere. I mean, when the surrounding attractions include farmland and a country club, it’s pretty easy to say that there’s a degree...
39 (Richmond-Cumberland to 33rd-Dauphin)

39 (Richmond-Cumberland to 33rd-Dauphin)

A crosstown route across North Philadelphia from Strawberry Mansion to Olde Richmond? Alright, the 39 sounds pretty good to me! Wait…why does the route have a four-block jog in the eastbound direction only? Ohhhh noooooooo… “SEPTA off duty”?...
33rd Street (Trolleys)

33rd Street (Trolleys)

Uh-oh…better make this quick, I’m in enemy territory! This is 33rd Street Station. One of the two station entrances. A block east from the El’s 34th Street Station, 33rd Street is placed just before the trolley tracks join Market Street. The two...
79 (Columbus Commons to 29th-Snyder)

79 (Columbus Commons to 29th-Snyder)

The 79 is a pretty good route to begin with: it’s a short, generally frequent, well-used crosstown straight across South Philadelphia on Snyder Ave. Sure, it used trackless trolleys until 2003, and it’s a real bummer that it doesn’t use them anymore,...