Historic Trolley Proposal
Reconnection of the Rt. 62
between Darby and Yeadon
Above: Right of Way from the
Darby Transportation Center
at 9th and Main showing still
existing rails and caternary poles.
Below: Old Borough Hall from
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. Now a Rt 13 car
can go from Darby to Yeadon and back
to Darby, but can not return to Yeadon
without first going to the Elmwood Depot.
Only at the beginning and end of the
day does the Rt. 13 come to Darby.
The connection between Darby and
Yeadon can be reestablished,
increasing flexibility of the SEPTA
system, boosting business access to
the new shopping center and Darby
Transportation Center, and providing
a unique tourism opportunity.
1909 Atlas Map
donated by Skiles
the Darby Free