Then and Now
Lehigh Valley Trolley

Lehigh Valley Trolley crossing West Point Pike in 1951.
Trolley service ended on September 6 of the same year.
This version of the photo was found on the Internet. Color corrected but some detail is missing.
61 years later, West Point Pike is more than twice as wide as it was in 1951.
The home in the background is dwarfed by an addition and is now an office center.

An interesting feature is the railing along West Point Pike near the trolley tracks. What was on the other side? It was a small stream working its way to the Wissahickon Creek, which is on the other side of West Point Pike. The culvert that carried the stream under the road was built in 1915 at a cost of $607.70.
The little stream is still there!

The same car (number 702) was shown on the preceding page.