Two vintage trolleys from Seattle have arrived in St. Louis for use by the Loop Trolley.
A third trolley from Seattle, along with two trolleys from Portland, have been shipped to Iowa where they are being renovated and refurbished before coming to St. Louis.
“The vintage Seattle trolleys are in beautiful shape, with wood-panel interiors and brass hardware,” said Joe Edwards, chairman of the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District and owner of Blueberry Hill in the Delmar Loop. "King County Metro Transit did a wonderful job of maintaining and storing them."
The Seattle trolleys once ran on the George Benson Waterfront Streetcar Line. Before that, they were used in Melbourne, Australia from 1923 to 1956.
The Loop Trolley track, which is currently under construction, will link University City with Forest Park, with a turn around at the Missouri History Museum.
More information can be found at http://www.looptrolley.com