TriMet agrees to send two trolleys to the Loop Trolley Company

The Loop TOD inageThe TriMet board agreed to an agreement that will send two vintage trolleys to the St. Louis Loop Trolley Transportation Development District for $80,000. The deal will allow TriMet to free up the trolley barn in the Rose Quarter for a MAX maintenance station that will come in handy when trains break down on the Steel Bridge. The trolleys originally cost $920,000 in the late 1980s, but 80 percent of the purchase was covered by federal grants.

Cars 511 and 512 — known for their original woodwork, iconic design and old-time conductors — to St. Louis for daily use on the Loop Trolley Alignment.

The Loop TDD will be responsible for the cost of transferring the trolleys to St. Louis.

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