Vintage Trolleys Meet

From the early 1990s until the summer of 2009, MAX operated a heritage streetcar route across Steel Bridge, in partnership with a non-profit organization called Vintage Trolley, Inc.  It only ran on Sunday afternoons, and not all year-round.  As its route was entirely within what was then called the Fareless Square, there was no charge -- but donations were welcome.  The cars look authentically from a different age, but are replicas built for the new MAX era.

 In this 2008 view, taken from the front of Car #511, companion Car #512 is coming from downtown Portland.  The cars now operate elsewhere, along the Portland Mall loop still on that one day a week.

Later in this segment there are several more photos showing aspects of its former operation across the bridge.  It is all history now.

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