Historical streetcar’s restoration off the rails – Winnipeg Free Press

 

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.

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One Response to Historical streetcar’s restoration off the rails – Winnipeg Free Press

  1. buflyer says:

    I would say the title the Free Press used to draw attention to the article was inaccurate, the story was factual. I”m on the committee to restore the Streetcar, and we have raised more funds in 2 years than the last 10. Historical restorations due take time, and right now we don’t have a crew of people and resources (yet) to commit to the project to start the work. Anyway a finished Streetcars is still 3-5 years away, but it will be done. Thanks for the mention on your blog regardless.

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