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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, are to be sent to Saint Louis, Missouri for use on a planned "Trolley Loop" streetcar line.  After 21 years of operation (Nov. 29, 1991 to Dec. 22, 2013), the colorful Council Crest car reproductions will no longer share tracks with MAX through downtown Portland.

The good news is that Vintage Trolley's cars, No.'s 513 and 514 will be transferred to the Willamette Shore Trolley for use on the historic Portland-Lake Oswego "Shore Line." The first of these, car 514, is already on site at the carbarn in Lake Oswego, where it is being repainted and tested.  The Willamette Shore Trolley will continue to be operated by volunteers from the Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society, who hope to see the route back in service by Summer 2014 (see the WST link on the Vintage Trolley home page).




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