One of Darby's important assets is its
trolley service. At one time, the Rt 62
(Darby Dinky) ran on a half mile loop
between Darby and Yeadon using a
right of way from Main Street (behind
the Public Drug Store at the
Transportation Center, up the hill, then
curve onto 9th Street across from Old
Borough Hall) and then to Yeadon.
Taken out of service, now a Rt 13 car
can go from Darby to Yeadon and
back to Darby but can not return to
Yeadon without going to the Elmwood
Depot. Only at the beginning and end
of the day does the Rt. 13 come to
Darby.The connection betwen Darby
and Yeadon can be reestablished,
increasing flexibility of the SEPTA
system, boosting business access to the
new shopping center and
Transportation Center, providing a
beneficial transportation resource, and
providing a unique tourism opportunty.
Trolley Proposal to reconnect
Darby and Yeadon over
existing  tracks
SEPTA Letter
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SEPTA Letter
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SEPTA Letter
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Top: Existing right-of-way showing rails and caternary poles
Below: Old Borough Hall from right-of-way
Below: 1909 Atlas Map showing the
former PRT (now SEPTA)
right-of-way.
Notice the pencil lines showing where
MacDade Boulevard was built.
Picture of the area taken in 1927
Atlas Map donated to the Darby Free Library by Skiles
Montague