Giant Gene and Terry's Sounds'n'Sites Of Philly SCRAPBOOK.. Have The Happiest and Healthiest 2013
A HALLOWEEN TRIBUTE TO TV's DR SHOCK IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE>> HE LOVED ALL OF THE THINGS YOU SEE PICTURED HERE> ALSO, TERRY AND SANDY TALK TROLLEY'S NOW CAN BE HEARD AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE, AND AN INTERVIEW WITH BILL METTINGER, AUTHOR OF THE NEW BOOK, "THE KENSINGTON KID", Visit the store EVEN ROCKY FEARED TO TREAD...AND MORE NEIGHBORHOOD TALES ABOUT GROWING UP IN PHILLY. Here are some Philly Trolley Car pictures, and Horn and Hardart Automat shots. Who remembers eating there? These are the kind of trolleys that we grew up loving riding in West Philly. The same models ended up on tracks all over the city until 1996. We went everywhere on trolleys, and, when Chubby Checker came home to Philly after a world-wide tour, and with a new bride, (Miss World 1961) he played at Sciolla's nightclub. Terry and I took him home to South Philly on a Rt 47 trolley..Renee had never ridden one, and we had a ball when the late-night riders got on and saw Chubby and me laughing and dancing around. The Motorman saw that it was Chubby and wouldn't even charge us. Our long-time love for trolley's has been transferred to our grandchildren, both here and in LA. We recently took Jake to the Zoo on a Rt 15 trolley. Now. Terry and I have written a children's Book called "Let's Ride a Trolley". A sample page is shown below. These same trolleys now run in San Francisco..while rebuilt copies run on Rt 15..not the "real thing." We snuck a picture in of our grandson in LA driving a miniature diesel train, with a trolley car sitting across the tracks at Travel-Town. We grew up wih the "el" on Market Street and after it went under center city as a subway, back on elevated tracks on Frankford Avenue..over Kensington, whose streets and lifestyle are pictured a new book called "The Kensington Kid," The book will be reviewed here, along with an interview with the author. What was YOUR favorite street game or trolley route? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. Thanks. Ter's sorrority pic includes all of the West Philly High girls who rode the Rt 42 to school. Had to add Terry at the World series Parade since we rode SEPTA there and back. ..Also Trolleys are shown from Kensington, West Philly,Frankford.South Philly, Center City.even the Rt 31 (which Ter's dad drove shown under the EL at the 46th and Market "Bandstand" stop.) are all shown here.
AFTER YOU CHECK OUT THE PICTURES, LISTEN TO TERRY AND SANDY TALK ABOUT RIDING PCC TROLLEYS TO SCHOOL, AND EVERYWHERE. BRING BACK ANY PHILLY MEMORIES?? Philly to HOLLYWOOD pr guy BILL HOOEY SAY'S hi below. Hear a real Philly trolley...click the sound below and take a ride..then hear our interviews below the pictures. Thanks There is also a Friends Of Philadelphia Trolleys' group you can join. Email them here for info: FPT2799@comcast.net. V
Building the PCC you see below as a Rt 42 in 1941 at St.Louis Car Company.
A 1949 model PCC just built and ready to deliver to Philly from the St Louis Car Company
Rt 23 at 10th at Bigler..South Philly Anyone???
Dick Clark and Johnny Crawford on Bandstand..can you spot Bonnie?
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Our Halloween Tribute To Philly TV Legend Dr. Shock and right below it an interview with longtime radio guy Jonathon P Casey, WVLT-FM, 92.1Catch RJ there every Friday nite at 7PM with his Disco USA show..which I frequently guest on and introduce "RJ & Company". www.wvltfm.com A Pic of Hy Lit's son Sam and I have been added. He runs www.HYLITRADIO.COM. a great technology company. I have been interviewed with him, and enjoy their stream. Terry and Sandy talk trolley rides about RT 31, 61, 54, 42 and others. (ARROW 3) Philly (and Hollywood's Bill Hooey) ARROW 4..
DR SHOCK SINGS ON GIANT GENE"S AM UNDERGROUND WCAM 1971
Giant Gene and Jonathon P Casey WVLT-FM 92.1
TERRY AND HER HIGH SCHOOL PAL SANDY MILLER TALK TROLLEY RIDES/PTC and PCC's
BILL HOOEY, A KENSINGTON "ORIGINAL" NOW A HOLLYWOOD PR RED CARPET "MOGUL" SAY"S HI
GENE AND TERRY INTERVIEW BILL METTINGER, AUTHOR OF 'THE KENSINGTON KID" A CAPTIVATING LOOK BACK AT THE PLACES WE ALL REMEMBER..K AND A..HORN AND HARDARTS LEVINS..AND GREAT MEMORIES OF WALKS TO KENSINGTON AVENUE AS A KID. VISIT WWW.KENSINGTONKID.COM FOR MORE!
Gene is shown here while interviewed by Sam Lit, the Legendary Hy Lit's son, on www.hylit.com radio. Sam runs a very sophisticated technolgy business.
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