Fox River Trolley Museum

Trolley pole straightening, and the art there of !

May 08, 2018 8:48 PM | Jeff Bennett (Administrator)

This shows some of the work on straightening some of the used SEPTA trolley poles.  The hole in the car barn post allows us to take out the big bends.  The idea comes from an old trade publication where it was published as a shop tip.  Most of these poles have a little bend at the harp end which was why they were declared surplus.  By bushing the bending hole we are able to straighten this bend but first we have to take the harps off and this can be a challenge.  Joe and Mike are working on this but had some help from Patrick Storm and Chuck Galitz.  The harps will be reinstalled and the poles cleaned up, primed, painted and installed on a couple of cars. 


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