Difference between revisions of "History of Portland's Streetcars"

From PortlandWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Created page)
 
m (editied links)
Line 1: Line 1:
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.
+
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]]
+
* [[Burnside Streetcar Line]]
* [[East Ankeny Line]]
+
* [[East Ankeny Streetcar Line]]
* [[Hawthorne Line]]
+
* [[Hawthorne Streetcar Line]]
* [[Irvington Line]]
+
* [[Irvington Streetcar Line]]
* [[Montavilla Line]]
+
* [[Montavilla Streetcar Line]]
* [[Mount Tabor Line]]
+
* [[Mount Tabor Streetcar Line]]

Revision as of 19:05, 22 August 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