Willamette Shore Trolley

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Willamette Shore Trolley Overview

The Willamette Shore Trolley is a heritage railroad or heritage streetcar that operates along the west bank of the Willamette River between Portland and Lake Oswego in the U.S. state of Oregon. The right-of-way is owned by group of local-area governments who purchased it in 1988 in order to preserve it intact for possible rail transit use in the future. Streetcar excursion service began operating on a trial basis in 1987, lasting about three months, and regular operation on a long-term basis began in 1990. The Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society has been the line's operator since 1995.

The Willamette Shore Trolley runs for 5.25 miles between Portland and Lake Oswego, along the west shore of the Willamette River. From the northern terminus at Bancroft and Moody Streets, it travels south to Gibbs Street, where it operates down the center of Moody Street, until reaching private right-of-way again at Bancroft Street.

Willamette Shore Trolley Roster

Number Model Built History Notes
WST 513 Trolley 1991 Gomaco built replica. Operational. Powered via towed generator.
WST 514 Trolley 1991 Gomaco built replica. Operational. Powered via battery propulsion.

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