Streetcars in North America

Streetcars In North America

Electric streetcars—trams outside North America—once were the chief mode of public transit in scores of North American cities. Most municipal systems were dismantled in the mid-20th century.

Today, only Toronto and New Orleans still operate streetcar networks that are essentially unchanged in their layout and mode of operation.

Boston, Cleveland, Mexico City, Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco have rebuilt their streetcar systems as light rail systems. Buffalo, Calgary, Dallas, Edmonton, Houston, Los Angeles, Norfolk, Minneapolis, San Diego, Charlotte, St. Louis and other cities have installed new light rail systems, parts of which run along historic streetcar corridors and in a few cases feature mixed-traffic operation like a streetcar. Portland, Oregon and Seattle have built both modern light rail and modern streetcar systems.

Edmonton, Memphis, Seattle, Vancouver, Whitehorse, and other cities have restored a small number of streetcars to run as heritage lines for tourists.

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... Unlike a heritage system a streetcar museum may offer little or no transport service ... If there are working streetcars in a museum's collection any service provided may be seasonal, not follow a schedule, offer limited stops, service only remote areas, or otherwise differ from a ... Some North American streetcar museums include Arizona Street Railway Museum in Phoenix, Arizona Baltimore Streetcar Museum in Baltimore, Maryland Canadian Railway Museum between Delson and Saint-Con ...

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