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Vintage Trolley Has Ceased Operation


Vintage Trolley, Inc. has ceased operation and the two VT trolleys owned by TriMet, No.'s 511 and 512, were sent to Saint Louis, Missouri in September 2014 for use on a planned "Loop Trolley" streetcar line.  Portland Vintage Trolley service originally ceased in December 2013, but when the transfer of these two cars to St. Louis was delayed, two more dates of operation were scheduled.  The final two runs took place on May 25 and July 6, 2014 using car No. 511.

After almost 23 years of operation (Nov. 29, 1991 to July 6, 2014), the colorful Council Crest car reproductions will no longer share tracks with MAX through downtown Portland. The good news is that Vintage Trolley's two other cars, No.'s 513 and 514, have been transferred to the Willamette Shore Trolley for use on the historic Portland-Lake Oswego "Shore Line." The first of these, car 514, was moved to the carbarn in Lake Oswego in 2013, and after having been repainted and tested it entered service there on August 16, 2014.  The Willamette Shore Trolley continues to be operated by volunteers from the Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society, who have been the line's operator since 1995.  See the WST link on the Vintage Trolley home page for more information.




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