Aug 6, 2005
Astoria Oregon Streetcar
Portland MAX train in Hillsboro Or.
What's happening these days, with restoring railservice/passenger stuff around Astoria? have not heard a word in ages? Has that idea faded away?
You've been Missing out.
They've had the Slide cleared out for I think 3-4 years now and have been running excursions for at least 2. This might be their third season.
They run a believe RDCs and its a 4 hour each way excursion leaving from Linnton Station north of the BNSF yard in Portland.
It's called the Lewis & Clark Explorer train. Apparently it's only scheduled to run through the end of this year.
Whether P&W has started frieght service again is unclear to me. Certainly the line is open and they have used parts of it.
It's owned by the state, so It should stay open.
Here's some info
It is their 3rd season of ops.
I guess so! I hope that service can continue. Eventually, they'll be thankful for passenger trains from Astoria to Portland!
How has their "Lewis & Clark" stuff been doing? Over here it's been mildly successful a few places. Otherwise, mostly a big stinkeroo flop. Even though they refuse to admit this fact.
I really couldn't tell you as I moved before the bulk of the Celebration. Maybe one of the other Oregon guys could tell you
Of course, Portland is a City of decent size with Seattle and San Fran Both reasonably close and Astoria and the Oregon coasts are vacation destinations in their own right, so it would probably have a decent shot of picking up better then other more sparsly populated parts of the trail.
I don't know much about the LVT. I know they had a line that went from Allentown and connected with the P&W in Norristown, PA. I think they could run thru service to 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby.
A couple of those towns sound familar like I have seen them on an old map. I'll get back to you on that.
Every little bit helps! I now know that Rink was in Norristown.
If you happen upon any more sites....
Here is a complete list of places on the LVT that I'd like to know what was their exact location. (City, town, ?) = Acorn, Angle, Brush, Center Valley, Couter, Marshall, Red Lion, Ridge, School, Wood.
Acorn is where North Wales Road crossed the LVT and Stony Creek Branch of the Reading. This is just north of the intersection of North Wales Road and Morris Road in Upper Gywnedd Township. It is a couple miles south of North Wales. There is a road called Acorn Avenue there.
When I saw the name I knew it looked familiar. The first project I worked on as a highway designer was on North Wales Road and began at the LVT bridge.
Rink appears to be near the intersection of Airy Street and Markley Street in Norristown. Apparently there was a siding there called Rink Siding.
Check out this website. It has old historic USGS maps on it: http://historical.maptech.com/
The one that shows Acorn is http://historical.maptech.com/getImage.cfm?fname=nrrs95ne.jpg&state=PA
Center Valley is in Upper Saucon Township just north of Coopersburg. This map shows it and the LVT line: http://historical.maptech.com/getImage.cfm?fname=alnt39sw.jpg&state=PA
[ August 11, 2005, 08:00 PM: Message edited by: Tompm ]
These pictures were taken in November of 2002 and depict what "could have been". I say that because these trolleys were supposed to be used for the rebirth of trolleys in Brooklyn. Sadly, the project was axed and the trolleys sold off. Location is the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Pueblo, Colo. Birney Car
Posted on another topic earlier that I thought would also be a good addition on this topic too...
Denver Tramway trolley car, number 715
Work car. Photographed: Denver, Colo., June 13, 1950.
Denver Tramway trolley car, number 128