Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA at Philadelphia

All-Time Football Records

PRR YMCA also played as Philadelphia All-Collegiates

Also records for PRR YMCA of Columbia, Pa.

• Pennsylvania Railroad (Philadelphia)•
1886
10/9 L    0-35     Tioga AA (Pa.)
10/16 W 44-0     Oxford Club of Frankford (H)
11/6 W 10-0     Riverton AC (Pa.)
1893
11/7 W 12-0     Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
11/11 L    0-10     Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
11/18 W 28-0     Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
11/30 W   4-0     Kenderton Camping Club
12/2 W 16-8     Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
On April 13, 1894, the Pennsylvania Railroad amalgamated with the new Railroad YMCA on 41st Street & Westminster Avenue for football
• Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA at Philadelphia•
1894
11/10 L   4-6     West Philadelphia YMCA
11/17 T    0-0     Credendas FBC
1895
10/5 L    0-12 at Phoenixville AA
10/12 W   1-0 (for.)     Wizbet Wheelmen (H) (forfeit)
10/19 W 22-0     Credendas (H)
10/26 L   0-12 at Tremont AA
11/2 W 14-0     United AA (H)
11/9 W 12-0     Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
11/16 T   4-4 at Philadelphia YMCA
11/23 L    0-6     United AA (H)
11/30   ?     Philadelphia YMCA
Penn RR YMCA 2nds:
10/26 W   8-0     Tremonts AA (H)
1896
10/24 W 25-0     Philadelphia & Reading Railroad (H)
10/31 L    0-8 at West Chester
11/14 T    0-0 at Lancaster Crescents AA
11/21 L    0-1 (for.)     United AA (H) (forfeit)
11/26 L    0-4     Mt. Holly AC (NJ)
Penn RR YMCA Juniors:
10/3 W   8-0     Wilkes-Barre YMCA Juniors
10/10 L    0-18 at Cheltenham Military Academy
10/17 L    0-4     Orniston AA
10/31 W 16-0     Lincoln AA
11/3 W   4-0     Spartans AA
11/7 W   6-0     Columbia Field Club (Pa.)
11/21 L   4-8     Media High School
1897
10/2 L    0-10 at Warren AC of Wilmington, Del.
10/9 T    0-0     Conshohocken YMCA
10/16 W 12-0 at Hammondton A.A.
10/23 W 28-0     Quaker City Wheelmen
10/30 L    0-4 at Phoenixville A.C.
11/6 T   4-4     Kennilworth Wheelmen
11/13 W 14-0     Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
11/20   ?     Columbia A.C. (D.C.) (played or not played?)
11/25 L    0-6 at Columbia Field Club of Philadelphia
Penn RR YMCA Juniors:
10/9 W   4-0     Powellton A.A.
1898
10/1 L    0-5     Franklin & Marshall (H)
10/8 L    0-5     Univ. of Pennsylvania Scrubs (H)
10/15 T   5-5     Trinity AA of Philadelphia (H)
10/22 W   1-0 (f)     Ursinus College (H) forfeit
10/29 W   6-0     Philadelphia & Reading RR (H)
11/5  no game     Riverton AA (NJ) (H)
11/5 W 54-0     Turner AC
11/9 L    0-5 at University of Pennsylvania ["practice game"]
11/12 W 23-6 at Trinity AA
11/16 W   6-0     Riverton AC (H)
Penn RR YMCA Reserves:
11/24 L    0-5     Ormiston AA of Phil. (H)
1899
9/30 W 11-0 at Franklin & Marshall, at Lancaster
10/7 L 16-17     Penn Scrubs (H)
10/14 T 12-12     Susquehanna U. (H)
10/21 L   6-11     Villanova (H)
10/28 L 11-12     Princeton Scrubs (H)
11/4 canceled at Ursinus, at Norristown(wet grounds)
11/8 W 15-10 at U. of Pennsylvania “practice game”
11/11 canceled     Bucknell (H)
11/11 W 17-0     Ursinus College at Norristown, Pa.
11/  ?     Baltimore Medical College [game?]
11/18 W 12-0 at Columbia Olympics AA  1,000 at Columbia, Pa.
11/25 canceled     Orange AC (H)
11/25 W 23-0     Philadelphia AC
11/30 W 12-5 at Phoenix AA (Phoenixville)  2,000
1900
10/6 W 16-0 at Lebanon Valley College
10/13 W 11-0     Penn Scrubs (H)
10/20 L    0-10 at Orange AC [as Phil. All-Collegiates] (10/10? 10/2?)
10/27 W 16-0     Princeton Scrubs (H)
11/3 no game     Conshohocken (H) (pros)
11/3 T    0-0     Susquehanna Col. (H)
11/10 canceled     Manhattan College (H)
11/10  ?     Newark A.C. (no score reported
11/17 W   6-0 at Chester Defenders
11/24 W 11-0 at Steelton YMCA
11/29 L    0-12 at Frankford A.A.
1901
10/8 W     Jefferson Medics (H)
10/12 L    0-5 at Orange AC(10/21?) (as PRR All-Collegiates)
10/16 scrimmage     Jefferson Medics (H)
10/19 W   6-0     Philadelphia Dental School
10/26 L 10-12     Princeton Scrubs (H)
11/2 W 23-0     Penn Freshmen (H)
11/2 L    0-42 at Germantown YMCA (as All-Collegiates)
11/6 L 10-12 at Princeton University (as All-Collegiates)
11/9 postponed     Yale Scrubs (H) (as All-Collegiates)
11/16 W 6-0 at Orange AC [as PRR/All-Collegiates]
11/28 W 18-0 at Frankford AA  Wistar Park, Phil.
Penn RR YMCA 2nds:
11/2 W   6-0     Glensides AC
1902
10/4 W     Penn Scrubs (H)
10/11 L    0-30 at Pittsburgh Stars (pros)
10/18 W   6-0 at Phoenix AA
10/25 L    0-16 at Steelton YMCA, Harrisburg
11/1 L    0-40 at Philadelphia Athletics (pro)at Columbia Ball Park
11/8 no game     Jefferson Medical College (H)
11/8 W   6-0     Holmesburg AC (H)
11/15 L    6-29 at Steelton YMCA (0-28?)
11/29 T    0-0 at Phoenixville A.A.
Penn RR YMCA Juniors (9-0-0):
10/11 W 16-5     Wallace AC
10/18 W   5-0     Trinity AC
10/25 W 30-0     Snowden AC
11/1 W   7-0     Easton AC
11/8 W   5-0     Ewings Juniors
11/15 W 19-0     Tribune Field Club
11/22 W 18-0     Rutledge AA
11/27 W 34-0     Verpers AA
11/29 W 12-0     Wallace AC
1903
  Home Field at 44th & Parkside Avenues
10/10 canceled     Penn Scrubs (H)  1,000 (scrubs fail to show)
 ?     Columbia Scrubs (game?
10/17 W 11-0     Jefferson Medical College (H)
10/24 L    0-10     Princeton Scrubs (H)
10/31 W 35-0     Columbia Field Club (H)
11/7 L    0-16 at Steelton YMCA(For state YMCA championship)
11/14 T    0-0 at Frankford AA (Wistar Pk.)
11/21 W 28-0 at Steelton YMCA
1904
10/1 L   5-28 at Steelton YMCA
10/12 W   6-0     Jefferson Medical College (H)
10/22 W   5-0     U.S.S. Alabama (H)
10/29 L   5-6     Steelton YMCA
11/5 W   4-0 at Frankford AA
11/19 W 12-9     U.S.S. Alabama
11/24 L   6-17 at Steelton YMCA
W   6-0     Millersville Normal Sch. (Pa.) [prob. PRR Y of Columbia, see below.]
1905
9/23 L    0-71 at Carlisle Indian School
10/2 L    0-19 at Swarthmore
10/7 W   5-0     Jefferson Medics College (H)
10/14 T   5-5     Medico-Chi (H) 0-0?
10/21 L    0-9 at Latrobe club 0-10?
10/28 W     Orange AC of Wilmington (H)
11/4 T    0-0 at Maryland A.C. of Baltimore
11/11 T    0-0 at Orange A.C., Wilmington, Dl.
11/25 canceled     Maryland AC of Baltimore (H)
11/25  ?     U.S.S. Alabama (H) (Navy Champions)
11/28 L     Latrobe AC Same as 10/21 game?
11/30 L    0-22 at Steelton YMCA, Harrisburg 0-23?
12/2  ?     PRR Central Branch
Penn RR YMCA 2nds:
10/28 W 49-0 at Pioneers AA (of Conshohocken?)
11/4 W 10-0     Peerless club (H)
11/7 T    0-0 at Fort Meade (Md.)
11/18 L    0-25     Tioga YMCA (H)
• Pennsylvania RR YMCA of Columbia, Pa. (Lancaster County)•
1904
10/22 L    0-6 at Millersville Normal Sch. 2nds
10/29 W   6-0     Marrietta A.A.
11/5 L   5-10 at York High School [Protest ruling, walk off w/ 3 min. left.]
1905
9/30 L    0-29 at Steelton YMCA at Harrisburg
10/21 T    0-0 at Lancaster AC PPR Y of Phil.??
11/7 L   5-22     Lancaster AC
Penn RR YMCA of Columbia 2nds:
9/23 W 46-0     Lancaster HS (H)
9/30 W 17-5     Franklin & Marshall Academy (H)
10/7 W   7-0     Columbia Tigers AC (H)
10/21 W 25-0 at Lancaster HS
10/28 W 49-0     Pioneer AA of Harrisburg (H) ["undefeated"]
11/4 W 46-0     Pennsylvania Business College (H) of Harrisburg
11/7 L    0-10     Franklin & Marshall Academy Or 5-5 Tie (at)?
11/18 W 10-0     Highspire AC (H)
11/30 W   6-0     Columbia A.A. of Columbia, Pa. neutral site
Pennsylvania Railroad keystone with intertwined PRR in art nouveau style, tungsten red background.
Notes
Home Fields of PRR YMCA of Philadelphia:
 •52nd & Jefferson Street to 1902. Closed for 46th St. rail yard expansion.
 •Belmont & Parkside Avenues field opened 5/2/1903.
• Post-Season Game played at PRR YMCA 52nd St. Field •
Dec. 15, 1900
Anchor Line 5 Railroad 5 - New York, Philadelphia & Norfolk Railroad 5 (tie)
  The Erie and Western Transportation Co., better known as the Anchor Line was a steamship subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Railroad 1867-1915, carrying passengers and freight on the Great Lakes between Buffalo and Duluth, and freight only Buffalo-Chicago. The Anchor Line Dock Five, Erie, Pa. had a large grain elevator at the end of the dock (The PRR Grain Elevators, built 1867, burned 1915, can be seen at the end of Dock 5 on the left in this old photo. Dock 6 to the right was the Anchor Line's passenger and freight terminal. The next two, docks 7 & 8 were Pittsburgh & Erie RR. Note the gravity coal unloading trestle on P & E's coal deck on Dock 7). I am interpolating that Dock 5, Anchor Line at Erie is where this football team was from; perhaps there may even have been a switching railroad on this dock in Erie, Pennsylvania. In 1915, anti-trust legislation outlawed railroads owning steamship lines and the PRR had to divest of the Anchor Line.
 [See the Steamship Octorara for an example of the Anchor Line's Great Lakes' fleet. The ships at first were green hulls to the deck, then white above, yellow spars, crimson smoke stacks with black bands, the Anchor Line symbol was an anchor, as can be seen on this Pennsylvania Railroad-Anchor Line boxcar photo.]
  The New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk RR, opened 1884, Delmar-Cape Charles-Norfolk. Connecting with and later controlled by the PRR until finally swallowed up as the Norfolk Division of the PRR in 1920. Passenger steamships between Cape Charles and Norfolk ran to 1953, passenger trains on the Delmarva Peninsula to 1958. Today the largest short line railroad, the Eastern Shore RR operates what remains of this line, including the rail carfloats.

 Also see football histories for:
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (Philadelphia)
Long Island Railroad (Long Island Tigers)
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad (Philadelphia)

For many more similar football and sports histories, go to the list of amazing sports lists.
This list compiled and designed by P.S.Luchter.
With assistance from Mel Smith and the Philadelphia Inquirer microfilm, and John Fenton's PRR YMCA page.

Updated 6/28/2004

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