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Photos from the last run of the Olympic Line streetcar

The last run of the Olympic Line on Sunday March 21. Photo by <a href=http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/specialcollections/lastnight/IMG_6332.jpg.php>David Lam</a>.

The last run of the Olympic Line on Sunday March 21. Photo by David Lam.

David Lam has sent along some photos of his last rides on the Olympic Line demonstration streetcar this Sunday. Check out his full gallery of photos for more! And feel free to e-mail me any more photo/video links from your last rides on the streetcar too — I’ll post the links here.

Edit: Enrique has passed along his album of black & white streetcar photos. Thanks Enrique!


8 Comments

  • By zack, March 22, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

    So sad to see them go away, I had so much fun riding these streetcars. Btw have they made it to Brussels yet?

  • By Matt, March 22, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

    They’re not even on the truck yet. The last run (which I drove :) was just last night.

    A few more days until they’re both in Tacoma, then on to the boat for the long journey home.

  • By LB, March 22, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    I feel we all should have signed an enormous thank you card for Brussels. Also perhaps a “we’re very jealous” card.

  • By Jim, March 22, 2010 @ 5:41 pm

    Hopefully they will have some sort of special plaque on both cars so that if any one of use visits the cars in Brussels we will know that they are the same ones we rode in the very special time they spent with us. They really have not left yet and I am already missing them so much!

  • By ;-), March 22, 2010 @ 6:47 pm

    Glad to see someone like David documenting all these events….. where does he find the time….

    What was the significance of the umbrellas? They look nice.

    One day we will have nice streetcars.

  • By Ian S., March 23, 2010 @ 12:45 am

    The umbrellas depict the three colours of the Belgian flag.

  • By Ric, March 24, 2010 @ 12:42 pm

    How did they ship the trains here and back to Belgian?

  • By Paul, March 24, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

    Well it came by freighter to Port of Tacoma. And then they were put on a truck for the drive up to Vancouver. Of course going back will just be the reverse.

    As for why they went through Tacoma. That was the only port in the region that had cranes capable of handling the tram cars.

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