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Streetcars were the earliest form of public transportation in Portland, although they were initially run by private companies. The first line opened in 1872 and was run by [[Ben Holladay|Ben Holladay's]] [[Portland Street Railway Company]]; the cars were drawn by horses or donkeys.
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Streetcars were the earliest form of public transportation in Portland, although they were initially run by private companies. The first line opened in 1872 and was run by [[Ben Holladay|Ben Holladay's]] [[Portland Street Railway Company]]; the cars were drawn by horses or donkeys. The last of the first-era streetcars ceased operations in the mid 1950s.
  
 
==Streetcar Lines==
 
==Streetcar Lines==
* [[Burnside Line]]
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* [[Alberta Streetcar Line]]
* [[East Ankeny Line]]
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* [[Burnside Streetcar Line]]
* [[Hawthorne Line]]
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* [[Council Crest Streetcar Line]]
* [[Irvington Line]]
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* [[East Ankeny Streetcar Line]]
* [[Montavilla Line]]
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* [[Hawthorne Streetcar Line]]
* [[Mount Tabor Line]]
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* [[Irvington Streetcar Line]]
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* [[Montavilla Streetcar Line]]
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* [[Mount Tabor Streetcar Line]]
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== External links ==
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* [http://pdxhistory.com/html/streetcars.html PDXHistory.com on Portland's streetcar history]
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* [http://vintagetrolleys.com/ VintageTrolleys.com]
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[[Category:Transportation]]

Latest revision as of 15:58, 19 October 2011

Streetcars were the earliest form of public transportation in Portland, although they were initially run by private companies. The first line opened in 1872 and was run by Ben Holladay's Portland Street Railway Company; the cars were drawn by horses or donkeys. The last of the first-era streetcars ceased operations in the mid 1950s.

Streetcar Lines

External links