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Local News about the trolley

Recent news stories from The Daily Astorian newspaper.

Old 300 is a symbol of Astoria's rebirth 3/14/06
'We now own the trolley' 3/10/06
Trolley bought outright 10/11/05
Trolley out of action for repairs 9/13/05
‘Red Cross Trolley Follies’ to ride the track 9/2/05
In One Ear: 8/19/05
Astoria couple’s home is buzzing to the sound of music 7/25/05
Old 300 shuttles in new era 5/24/05
Trolley, Chinese park are among city’s goals 2/24/05
Area Attractions: Astoria
Politically incorrect, with a host of salty tales almost as tall as he was
Trolley won’t run until fill problem is fixed 12/28/04
’Tis a seasonal delight as young hands bring Christmas cheer 12/24/04
In One Ear 12/3/04
Hard edges give park a style of its own 11/16/04
‘Bulb-outs’ put light on safety 10/26/04
In One Ear 10/22/04
North Coast to state: ‘Give us some wiggle room’ 9/30/04
A welcome in triplicate 9/28/04
Cheers all around as North Coast marks second year of Explorer Train 9/20/04
In One Ear 8/13/04
In One Ear 8/6/04
Astoria named Preserve America community 7/20/04
In One Ear 7/9/04
Astoria views the big picture 6/25/04
Astoria station awaits the explorer train's arrival 5/27/04
Love and devotion keep Old 300 smiling 5/18/04
Trolley welcomes Mother's Day visitors 5/10/04
Astoria wins national recognition 3/3/04
Astoria Trolley out of service while motor gets repaired 1/14/04
Area Attractions: Astoria

Recent news articles from the Chinook Observer newspaper:

Astoria: Exciting times in this Northwest gem

Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society

The Oregon Electric Railway Museum is owned and operated by the Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society. The Museum is run by volunteers of the Society. In the museum's collection there are a variety of trolleys and traction equipment.

www.trainweb.org/oerhs/

North American Vintage Trolley Systems by John Smatlak

This site provides an overview of vintage trolley operations in North America. From these pages you can visit the impressive variety of systems now in regular operation, as well as learn about proposals for new systems. Each page contains links to websites covering the individual systems, so additional information is always close at hand. New information is being added continuously, so please check back regularly.

Astoria Riverfront Trolley page: www.railwaypreservation.com/vintagetrolley/astoria.htm

American Public Transportation System Heritage Trolley

The recent American quest for our roots, amid the context of our historical experience, has led to a revival of interest not only in the preservation of historic districts and urban neighborhoods, but also the growing interest in vintage streetcars. Further, as traditional neighborhoods in older cities become the location of choice for more American—singles, young couples, families and empty-nesters alike—there is an emerging a need to provide good transit service to these areas. The APTA Heritage Trolley Task Force was formed to promote the development of vintage/heritage trolley lines and modern streetcar lines, to foster information exchange among those planning or operating such lines, and to encourage reasonable technical and safety standards.

www.heritagetrolley.org/

Trolley Museum of New York

The Trolley Museum of New York is a non-profit educational museum founded in 1955. The goals of the museum are to offer a ride to the public and through exhibits and educational programs to share the rich history of rail transportation and the role it played in the Hudson Valley region. In addition to static displays of trolley, subway and rapid transit cars from the United States and Europe, an excursion ride runs 1 1/2 miles from the foot of Broadway in downtown Kingston, New York, to picnic grounds on the shore of the Hudson River.

www.tmny.org/


The Shore Line Trolley Museum

The Shore Line Trolley Museum is the oldest operating trolley museum in the United States. The museum was incorporated in 1945 as the Branford Electric Railway Association, a non-profit historical and educational institution. Founded to preserve the unique heritage of an endangered species -- the trolley car -- it now boasts a collection of nearly 100 vintage vehicles as well as artifacts and documents from the trolley era.

http://www.bera.org/

Rivers-Rail.com

Rivers-Rails.com is a private driven, non-profit website dedicated to river cruise vacation to encourage people to discover their wonderful country from an other beautiful side, the river. Rivers-Rails.com is related to Steamboats.org.

www.rivers-rails.com