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I’ve been aware of The Loop Trolley project for some time. I normally call it Delmar Loop Trolley – route would encompass more than just Delmar. I was aware that Portland had sold some of it’s Vintage Trolleys to St Louis. I was aware that delivery had been delayed.
What I must have not been aware of or forgot about – was that this rolling stock had been delivered to St. Louis.
Riding MetroLink to Forest Park for an event – train had stop signal right at MetroLink Ewing Yard maintenance facility. As I looked out window I saw these trolleys. Wasn’t expecting to see them – wasn’t aware deliver had been made.
I didn’t think my first try achieved any decent video. So I tried again later. I had an ALL DAY MetroLink ticket – so after Forest Park event – I took 2 more rides – with what I felt were same results. With no stop signals – train travels to fast past this location to get good video.
Since it was getting late and I didn’t want to be a railyard trespasser – I gave up taking another try.
Looking at results above – video isn’t horrible – but not as good as I would have liked it to be.
I included 2 screen captures below that give a decent picture of the trolleys.
Vintage trolleys arrive in St. Louis to be used on Loop Trolley George Benson Waterfront Streetcar Line in Seattle, Washington last ran in 2005.
The Loop Trolley is a planned 2.2-mile fixed-route electric trolley linking University City and Forest Park in St. Louis, with a stop at the Missouri History Museum.
Loop Trolley Transportation development District has been approved for a $25 million Urban Circular Grant by the Federal Transit Administration. The grant will go to build a fixed-route trolley system in The Loop area of St. Louis and University City.
St. Louis Commuter Rail is a series of proposed commuter rail lines being developed by Metro’s Moving Transit Forward Plan