In 1992 the board of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority SEPTA voted to end streetcar service on routes 23, 56 and on route 15 Girard Avenue and Richmond Street. In 1997 SEPTA announced the intention to restore the tolley service on route 15; Girard Avenue was to be upgraded to light rail standards. Initially, SEPTA planned to buy a small fleet of articulated cars but in 2001 because of the high cost of new equipment SEPTA choose the contractor (Brookville Equipment Co.) to rebuilt a fleet of eighteen all-electric PCC cars with electronic chopper control, air conditioning, and a wheelchair lift placed in the front half of the center doors. No federal funds were used in this project, so to cut the cost the seats from retired Volvo artilculated buses were utilized. The new trucks were built by Brookville, with new motors and brakes, based on the PCC B3 truck design. In 2002-2003 eighteen PCC's left Luzerne and Germantown depots for rebuiding; first PCC-II car 2320 arrived from Brookville in September 2003; the whole series is numbered 2320-2337.
Car# 2320 with higher headlight position and flag brackets available on special request. (Photo of this car available by request.)
Available by Special Order Only