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FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS

Fort Smith Streetcar Restoration Association

2121 Wolfe Lane

Fort Smith, AR 72901

(501) 783 0205

History:

The vintage trolley in Fort Smith began in 1979 when the association was set up to preserve and exhibit city transit history. In 1991, the Association began operating one trolley on a 1/4 mile of abandoned railroad track. Another 1/4 mile was added in 1996.

System:

The line operates one-half mile of track, on its own right of way, between its museum on Garrison Avenue and the National Cemetery. A single car is used, which is a former Fort Smith trolley built in 1926 and restored by the Association.

Operations:

The line runs weekdays and Sundays from May through October, and weekends the remainder of the year. Hours are concurrent with the Museum, which is open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekdays and Saturdays and from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sundays. There is an admission charge for the Museum, and trolley tickets can be purchased there.

Organization:

The Association is a private non-profit organization.

Operating Costs and Funding:

No details available.

Capital Costs and Funding:

No details available.

System Benefits:

The line is an important tourist attraction in downtown Fort Smith.

System Problems and Issues:

None reported.

 

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