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
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.