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After attending Gateway Electric Vehicle Club National Drive Electric Week event at Planetarium parking lot in Forest Park – I headed to Missouri History Museum ( also inside Forest Park ) to record this trolley. On several previous trips we hadn’t taken time to do so. There is another Peter Witt streetcar ( Loop Trolley 1352 ) on display across street from Fitz’s Rootbeer and Vintage Vinyl in Delmar Loop.
Later in video you can see current Forest Park Trolley – which is actually a series of buses – route runs seasonally ( April–September ). You can board that trolley at St. Louis MetroLink Forest Park–DeBaliviere station and many other locations.
I personally had a ton of drama catching Forest Park Trolley. As I was trying to get my bearings after de-boarding MetroLink – I saw 2 Forest Park Trolleys – each facing separate directions. By the time I figured out which one I needed – that bus was pulling out – had no chance to cross street to board. I was on a very tight schedule to get to electric car gathering – 15 to 20 minute wait for next bus ( trolley ) – really screwed my day.
Loop Trolley 1351 is long overdue for some love and attention. Video clearly shows some refurbishment – restoration work is needing done.
Vintage trolleys arrive in St. Louis to be used on Loop Trolley George Benson Waterfront Streetcar Line in Seattle, Washington last ran in 2005.
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.
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.
Peter Witt streetcar Peter Witt was a Cleveland Railway commissioner, who designed a model of streetcar known by his name