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Lorain - December 2004
   

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Lorain — Heritage Trolley

Rail Transit Online, December 2004

A group of local traction enthusiasts are developing a heritage trolley line as part of the city’s waterfront development project at Black River Landing.  Phase 1 will be a mile (1.6 km) of track, with loops at each end, linking areas where summer festivals are held and their parking lots.  These celebrations draw 300,000 to 400,000 visitors annually, causing heavy traffic congestion.  Phase Two would expand the line into a three-mile (4.8 km) loop serving the festival area and an expanded waterfront development at the B&O dock area, continuing down Broadway Avenue from 16th Street to the lake with street running.  The final phase will expand the trolley line along the waterfront to further tie the whole project together.  Initial equipment will consist of Lorain Street Railway No. 83, Lake Shore Electric No. 167 and two PCCs, all of which will be extensively renovated.  The PCCs will handle routine traffic while the older cars will be available for special charters.  Operation will be turned over to a community improvement corporation.  The expansion plan calls for increasingly frequent service and additional rolling stock, probably PCCs, as the waterfront becomes more popular.  Lorain Street Railroad abandoned its trolley lines in 1938.  

 

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