Month: June 2012

Some reason for optimism

Thanks, Jim, for your strong letter. I’ve forwarded it to the appropriate members of the City Council. There is some reason for optimism in that I understand that the park planners will offer an alternative that provides for a …

Streetcar was an integral part of the Seattle waterfront

Dear Mr. Gibbs,

I wish to state my strong support for your efforts to restore the George Benson Waterfront Streetcar to Seattle’s waterfront.

It borders on criminal the way Ron Sims and SAM conspired to kill the Streetcar by ripping …

Streetcar Advocates Say Local Solutions Exist For Vintage Trolleys

Streetcar Advocates Say Local Solutions Exist For Vintage Trolleys

Seattle’s old waterfront trolleys are facing an uncertain future. They’ve been out of work since their maintenance barn was torn down to make way for the Olympic Sculpture Park in 2005. …

Growing movement to save Seattle’s old streetcars

Growing movement to save Seattle’s old streetcars

Five vintage streetcars sit in a SODO warehouse, covered in seven years of dust and lined with advertisements from the day they were retired in 2005.…

Times: St. Louis Interested in Buying Waterfront Streetcars – Seattle Transit Blog

Times: St. Louis Interested in Buying Waterfront Streetcars – Seattle Transit Blog

An interesting conversation happening at Seattle Transit Blog.…

Hey, arena! Save our trolleys

Hey, arena! Save our trolleys

It was bad enough when we lost the Sonics to Oklahoma City. No need to lose our retired waterfront trolleys to St. Louis; connect them to the arena plan.…

5 old Seattle streetcars have nowhere to go

5 old Seattle streetcars have nowhere to go

Seattle likes transit, light rail and new streetcars, but apparently not old streetcars.

The original Seattle Times story from a few days ago was picked up by the AP and published in …

St. Louis interested in buying vintage Seattle streetcars

St. Louis interested in buying vintage Seattle streetcars

Last week, a St. Louis trolley representative was in Seattle to look over those warehoused waterfront streetcars that carry so many emotions for locals here, and Metro is willing to listen on …

Classic streetcars stuck at dead end

Classic streetcars stuck at dead end

For the past seven years, a little bit of Seattle’s soul has been collecting dust in a warehouse near Safeco Field. The George Benson Waterfront Streetcars — five classic, 1920s streetcars that ran from …

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