Portland s Streetcar Lines

That July , Mount Tabor Steam Motor line trains launched operations from Southeast Grand Avenue to Southeast Thirty - fourth Avenue and ... In 1948 , the last two streetcar lines in Southeast Portland were Montavilla and Mount Tabor .

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Author: Richard Thompson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738581267

Category: Transportation

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Portland neighborhoods owe their location, alignment, and growth to a splendid, 19th-century innovation: the streetcar. This city still bears the imprint of the carlines that once wove their way out to suburbs in every direction, including Fulton, Portland Heights, Goose Hollow, Nob Hill, Slabtown, Willamette Heights, Albina, Saint Johns, Irvington, Rose City, Mount Tabor, Montavilla, Mount Scott, and Sellwood. As routes developed, people used them for more than just getting to work; they also discovered the recreational function of street railways while visiting friends, parks, and shopping areas farther from the center of town. The time of the trolley peaked during the 1910s. In 1927, the local street railway system entered a period of slow decline that ended in 1950, when Portland's last city streetcars gave way to buses. This is the history of those classic lines.

Portland s Streetcars

In 1933, before buses had begun to replace streetcars on major routes, Portland had 30 city streetcar lines and two interurban lines (Boring and Oregon City). There were also now seven bus lines, all of which were either new routes, ...

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Author: Richard Thompson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439631096

Category: History

Page: 128

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Street railways arrived early in Portland and made lasting social and economic contributions that are still apparent in the layout and character of the city's neighborhoods today. During the 1890s, streetcar lines spread rapidly into the West Hills and across the Willamette River. The technological prowess of the growing "Rose City" was reflected in the largest horsecar in the Northwest, the second steepest cable car grade in the nation, the first true interurban railway, and an annual illuminated trolley parade. By the dawn of the 20th century, Portland could boast of the largest electric railway system in the West, as well as its first eight-wheeled streetcar. The streetcars lasted into the late 1950s here, and then, after a hiatus of nearly 30 years, were rediscovered by a new generation of urban planners.

Portland s Good Life

Over the long term, its durable construction, fuel efficiency, and larger passenger capacity makes it more affordable than a bus on high ridership routes like those in the Pearl District. In Portland, the two- dollar streetcar fare is ...

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Author: R Bruce Stephenson

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ISBN: 9781793614582

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In Portland's Good Life, R. Bruce Stephenson discusses how Portland's investment in sustainability helped stave off climate change and COVID-19. Stephenson tells the timeless story of the city's private citizens who, devoted to the public good and grounded in the good life, built a city that honors their humanity.

Portland s Streetcar Lines

In 1927, the local street railway system entered a period of slow decline that ended in 1950, when Portlands last city streetcars gave way to buses. This is the history of those classic lines.

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Author: Richard Thompson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439640388

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Portland neighborhoods owe their location, alignment, and growth to a splendid, 19th-century innovation: the streetcar. This city still bears the imprint of the carlines that once wove their way out to suburbs in every direction, including Fulton, Portland Heights, Goose Hollow, Nob Hill, Slabtown, Willamette Heights, Albina, Saint Johns, Irvington, Rose City, Mount Tabor, Montavilla, Mount Scott, and Sellwood. As routes developed, people used them for more than just getting to work; they also discovered the recreational function of street railways while visiting friends, parks, and shopping areas farther from the center of town. The time of the trolley peaked during the 1910s. In 1927, the local street railway system entered a period of slow decline that ended in 1950, when Portland’s last city streetcars gave way to buses. This is the history of those classic lines.

South Corridor I 205 Portland Mall Light Rail Project

1-206-001 1 Portland - Milwaukie Light Rail Final Environmental Impact Statement Appendix P Public Comments and Responses Page 546 ... While it is in preliminary stages , Portland's Streetcar System Plan , set for adoption in Spring 09 ...

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Relationships Between Streetcars and the Built Environment

FIGURE 7 Portland streetcar map. (Source: Portland Streetcar, Inc.) System Financing Financing of the Portland streetcar system has followed a different path and used a different mixture of funding sources for each segment constructed ...

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Author: Ron Golem

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309143097

Category: Street-railroads

Page: 52

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TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 86: Relationships Between Streetcars and the Built Environment examines selected, built streetcar and trolley systems to trace their evolution, define significant factors, and identify commonalities among levels of success in impacting the built environment.

Portland s Interurban Railway

PORTLAND, OREGON t the end of the 19th century, Portland led the nation in the development of interurban electric railways. ... Images of Rail series: Portland's Streetcars, Willamette Valley Railways, and Portland's Streetcar Lines.

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Author: Richard Thompson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738596174

Category: History

Page: 127

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At the end of the 19th century, Portland led the nation in the development of interurban electric railways. The city became the hub of an electric rail network that spread throughout the Willamette Valley. This is the story of the pioneering local railways that started it all as they built south along the Willamette River to Oregon City and east to Estacada and Bull Run in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. More than 200 historic images illustrate Portland's Interurban Railway from its rudimentary beginnings through the peak years, when passengers rode aboard the finest examples of the car builders' art, to the sudden end in 1958.

Re Inventing the Brooklyn Queens Connector Streetcar Project BQX

is the only U.S city to have made a serious effort to restore its streetcar system. ... This has been powerfully demonstrated in Portland, where the introduction of a modern streetcar line spurred the highdensity development that helped ...

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Author: Bob Diamond

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387688241

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Insiders Guide to Portland Oregon

... Tigard, Tualatin, and Beaverton with downtown Portland and beyond It runs each weekday in the morning and afternoon, every 30 minutes In addition to light rail, Portland also has a streetcar system with three lines: the A Loop, ...

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Author: Rachel Dresbeck

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493028221

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Insiders' Guide to Portland, Oregon is a beautiful full-color guide and the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals to this ever-growing city. Written by a local (and true insider), Insiders' Guide to Portland, Oregon offers a personal and practical perspective of this location that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover their hometown.