Historic Trolley Proposal
Reconnection of the Rt. 62
between Darby and Yeadon
Right of Way from the Darby Transportation
Center at 9th and Main showing still existing rails
and caternary poles. Below: Old Borough Hall
from the right-of-way
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 (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,  and providing a
unique tourism opportunty.
1909 Atlas Map
donated by Skiles
Montague to the  
Darby Free Library
showing the
SEPTA Letter
SEPTA Letter
SEPTA Letter