Replica streetcars from a Portland city line of old, Council
Crest, operate on a loop along Portland Mall, Sunday afternoons only, for much of the
year. These units look very ancient, but are carefully crafted modern
versions, dating back only to 2001.
Before the Portland Mall began operation, the Vintage Trolley worked a much
more exciting and desirable route through what was then called the Fareless Square, heading
across Steel Bridge from near Lloyd Center to the old City Center loop to
the west of the heart of downtown, and back. It's good to have service continuing, but to this observer, all in all, it
so good anymore. (Numerous other Vintage Trolley photos from an
earlier MAX era appear elsewhere in the Free Rail Zone segments.)
This view is from the vicinity of Union Station,
and the car is now about to head southbound along SW 5th Ave.