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8: Crossing Castle Shannon Boulevard and Willow Street

1965

1965: Crossing Castle Shannon Boulevard and Willow Street
Alexander J. Elion, June 30 1965 - Copyright (C) 2005 - All rights reserved
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The Overbrook line (Routes 35, 36, and 37) curved across Castle Shannon Boulevard and Willow Street. The signal on the telephone pole on the right actually served as a traffic light for the trolleys, and unlike other trolley signals this one cycled green-yellow-red. It was included in the intersection traffic light sequence (whether or not a trolley was present); however, the green signal shown here just allowed an inbound streetcar to proceed toward Poplar Avenue and downtown.

The buildings on the right sport new businesses, as does the narrow building in the corner across the street (to the right of the tracks).

Check out the telephone pole leaning out from behind the signal pole (nearer to Fineman's).

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2005

2005: Crossing Castle Shannon Boulevard and Willow Street
Friedman Wagner-Dobler, July 2 2005 - Copyright (C) 2005 - All rights reserved
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