The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line and the
Excelsior Streetcar Line have wrapped up
their regular 2016 operating seasons.
Please check back next spring for our 2017 schedules.
Seminars on Twin City Streetcar History
Aaron Isaacs, the Museums's Photo Archivist and Historian, is producing four seminars on Twin Cities streetcar history. They are approximately one hour each. All four will be available on Youtube. The first two are currently available online. The final two will be available soon.
Twin Cities Streetcars 101 - A basic history. Click here to view on Youtube
The Streetcars - All about the cars themselves. Click here to view on Youtube
TCRT Faciliies - Carbarns, powerhouses, and amusement parks. Coming soon.
TCRT Operations Behind the Scenes - Keeping the system running. Coming soon.
A major milestone has been reached in the restoration of single truck streetcar Winona #10 which ran in Winona, Minnesota, from 1914 to 1938.
On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, #10 was powered up and ran under it’s own power for the first time in 78 years! After some trouble shooting, #10 ran well in both directions and made several round trips on the Excelsior Streetcar Line's main line.
There’s still a lot of work to do such as installing the floor and then the seats, installing a larger capacity air reservoir, etc. The punch list is extensive but we hope Winona #10 can perform in revenue service starting in 2017at ESL for everyone to enjoy.
To learn more about Winona #10, click here.