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monsoon, August 22, 2003
Posted August 22, 2003
As soon as it opens all the way I want to ride it.
Posted August 23, 2003
Very cool stuff. I'm a big fan of trolley's (real ones) returning to city cores. It adds great character to the city, provides alternatives to driving a car (without expensive or large full LRT or HRT systems). It really allows transit to get down to the block level and get people to where they want to go. Plus, some of the nicer restored cars I've seen carry all of the original character with some modern advantages.
Rock on Charlotte for making this wise choice. Dallas has one as well, among other cities in the region. I wish Atlanta would get on the ball with something like this.
Posted August 28, 2003
Haven't those cables been already installed?
Cool. I like historic trolley's in downtowns.
Detroit restored part of it's trolley system in 1976, but today very few ppl ride it & only one car is currently running, although several of the old cars were recently shipped to Seattle for restoriation....hopefully that means they're planning on more new improvments & an extension or something.
Posted March 21, 2004
Posted March 22, 2004
I was in Charlotte yesterday and I noticed the Trolley... it did have the overhead catenary cable inplace... but I crossed it on the nothern end of the city around 5th St.
Is this just a transit system for areas within Uptown?
Here are the links to pic of the Replica Trolleys that will run with No. 85
Posted March 23, 2004
Nice pics, Marc. The trolley looks like it's going to be a great addition to uptown Charlotte!
Posted March 25, 2004
Posted March 27, 2004
Will there only be one trolly running downtown? Is there any talk about schedules, etc?
Posted March 28, 2004
I'm assuming there will be multiple trolleys. When Detroit had its short trolley system (it was only 1 mile long) they had several trolley cars, although there were only a few operating at any given time.
BTW, welcome to the forum, Larry!
Posted April 7, 2004
Posted April 23, 2004
I think the other cars they are restoring will be used mainly for show and brought out on the tracks during special occasions.
Once they get the new trollys in this summer, then the schedule will exapand and start at 7am.
Posted June 22, 2004
Correction monsoon, it begins next Monday, June 28th.
Wow, I missed this thread. How long is this trolley line? Will this be a part of the future light rail system?
monsoon, these shots are fantastic. The last one, especially, is outstanding!!!
Posted June 28, 2004
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