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Willamette Shore Trolley Could Resume Trips To Portland


If all goes according to plan, one vintage Willamette Shore Trolley — and possibly two — could resume its Lake Oswego to Portland trips by Memorial Day

If all goes according to plan, one vintage Willamette Shore Trolley — and possibly two — could resume its Lake Oswego to Portland trips by Memorial Day

Pamplin Media

Residents and train enthusiasts celebrated the return of the Willamette Shore Trolley three years ago, when Lake Oswego acquired a pair of vintage trolley cars from TriMet. Service had been suspended since 2010, after the city’s two original trolleys broke down.

But one of the new trolleys is still being refurbished. While the other has been operating since 2013, it’s only been traveling as far as Powers Marine Park before heading back to Lake Oswego. Neither trolley has traveled all the way to the line’s north end at the Bancroft Street station.

Now, that’s about to change.

If all goes according to plan, trolley operator David Harold says, one trolley — and maybe both — could be making the run to Portland’s South Waterfront by Memorial Day, in time for the summer operating season.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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