73rd Street station
Side view of a row of K-Cars at Elmwood Carhouse in 1993.
|Location||Seventy-third Street & Elmwood Avenue
|Connections||SEPTA Suburban Buses|
73rd Street is a SEPTA Subway–Surface Trolley Lines station serving SEPTA Route 36. The station also serves as an alternate terminus for the line as it is also the location of a storage facility called the Elmwood Carhouse.
The Elmwood Carhouse also known as Elmwood Loop and Elmwood Avenue Loop, is a storage facility and alternate terminus for the SEPTA Route 36 Subway-Surface Trolley Line, in the Elmwood Park section of Southwest Philadelphia. Besides cars from Route 36, the facility is used to store and maintain cars from SEPTA Routes 11, 13, and 34.
Its official address is at 73rd Street and Elmwood Avenue, but the yard stretches southwest to Island Road and north to Amtrak's Northeast Corridor line. Trolleys run from here to Eastwick Loop or to Center City Philadelphia. It is also used by railfans during the annual "OcTrolleyfest" sponsored by the Darby Borough Historic Commission.
A decorative arch bridge carries the NEC/Wilmington/Newark Line right-of-way over Island Road and the trolley tracks between Routes 11 and 36. Between the Eastwick Loop and the Elmwood Carhouse, the trolleys have their own right-of-way for a short period in the middle of Island Road where the tracks are not on a paved street and where you can see the wooden ties. There are a series of unnamed stations on that portion of the line.
- Elmwood Depot Track map (Philadelphia Trolley.org)
- Elmwood Carhouse (KTransit.com)
- Station from Google Maps Street View
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