Alas, poor Winnipeg. As if dickering over light rail plans weren’t bad enough, we learn from the Winnipeg Free Press about the languishing restoration of 101-year old Winnipeg streetcar 356.
Poor, dilapidated 356 is not without her supporters, however. A fundraiser on Sept. 19 — the 55th anniversary of Winnipeg’s streetcar abandonment — will feature a documentary about the city’s long-lost trolley network. For more information about 356 and how to support restoration efforts, check out Winnipegstreetcar.com. There, you’ll also find photos, videos and information about the history of streetcars in Manitoba’s capital city.