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Discussion relating to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Philadelphia Metro Area). Official web site can be found here: www.septa.com. Also including discussion related to the PATCO Speedline rapid transit operated by Delaware River Port Authority. Official web site can be found here: http://www.ridepatco.org/.

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  by phllax
 
If the Reading sold all railroad interests in 1976, and the PC out of commuter service as well, is there a reason why Reading and PC markings remained on the Silverliner fleet until the early 80's when Septa moved to the square red/white/blue logo? Did this have to do with not owning rolling stock until 1983?
  by MACTRAXX
 
Phillax: That period you describe were the Conrail contract operation years...
April 1, 1976 to December 31, 1982 were the dates...

Silverliner Four cars delivered before April 1976 did include the PC and Reading heralds placed on the cars.
Some of the 100 series cars assigned to the RDG and the 380-399 PC cars were delivered after Conrail took
over both services in 1976 and had neither herald. All Silverliner Four cars had the round red SEPTA logo.

For some reason the Conrail herald was rarely used on any equipment in SEPTA service. I only remember
seeing one Silverliner Two car with the CR logo.

The first use of the SEPTA square logo was on the RDCs used for the "Fox Chase Rapid Transit Line" service
between Newtown and Fox Chase. After SEPTA took direct control of the Regional High Speed Lines (original
title of Regional Rail) in 1983 they placed the then-updated SEPTA logos on all RRD equipment covering up
(and not removing) the older SEPTA, PC and RDG heralds.

MACTRAXX
  by mcgrath618
 
MACTRAXX wrote: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:02 pm Phillax: That period you describe were the Conrail contract operation years...
April 1, 1976 to December 31, 1982 were the dates...

Silverliner Four cars delivered before April 1976 did include the PC and Reading heralds placed on the cars.
Some of the 100 series cars assigned to the RDG and the 380-399 PC cars were delivered after Conrail took
over both services in 1976 and had neither herald. All Silverliner Four cars had the round red SEPTA logo.

For some reason the Conrail herald was rarely used on any equipment in SEPTA service. I only remember
seeing one Silverliner Two car with the CR logo.

The first use of the SEPTA square logo was on the RDCs used for the "Fox Chase Rapid Transit Line" service
between Newtown and Fox Chase. After SEPTA took direct control of the Regional High Speed Lines (original
title of Regional Rail) in 1983 they placed the then-updated SEPTA logos on all RRD equipment covering up
(and not removing) the older SEPTA, PC and RDG heralds.

MACTRAXX
Have those heralds been removed, or are they still riding around on SLIVs?
  by MACTRAXX
 
MCG: At one time (1983-1998) you could see the shapes of the older logos below the SEPTA square logo.

With the application of the red/blue window striping and new front end colors centering around 1999-2000
older logos covered over that Silverliner Four cars had were removed from the stainless steel...MACTRAXX
  by [email protected]
 
When the City Hall Station was built, did they include the provision for the MFL to go through the mezzanine or was that retrofitted in afterwards?
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