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Birney Safety Car Trolley Model, Philadelphia - Corgi US55203

Birney Safety Car Trolley Model, Philadelphia - Corgi US55203 - click to enlarge
Birney Safety Car Trolley Model, Philadelphia - Corgi US55203 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-US55203
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Corgi Vintage Bus Lines Series Diecast Model

Birney Safety Car Trolley - Philadelphia Transportation Co., destination: 42nd & Chester / 40th & Market Street

1:48 Scale (O Gauge).  Length: 7"

Limited Edition

PRT and PTC at one time owned and operated 35 Birney Trolley cars. These cars operated on short feeder routes in Chester County such as Routes 76, 14, 62, 78 and 71. All of these lines were eventually converted to bus. PRT / PTC also operated Birney cars on Route 59 on Castor Avenue in the northeast section of Philadelphia.

The Birney Safety Car was an electric trolley developed in the 1910s by Charles O. Birney and Joseph M. Bosenbury. The small and lightweight cars were intended to provide frequent service at a lower infrastructure and labor cost than conventional streetcars. The Birney was popular in smaller cities because they were economical. For larger cities, Birney cars were used on lightly traveled routes where larger cars were not justifiable. The Birney car was approximately 28 feet in length and typically had seating for up to 32 passengers.

Corgi is a leading manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using the specifications of the original vehicle. Corgi models are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Birney Safety Car Trolley features:

  • Die-cast metal body
  • Interior details
  • Historically accurate paint scheme
  • Variable position trolley poles
  • Detailed chassis with rolling wheels
  • Numbered collector card

  • Category: Public Transit Vehicles

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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