Where did the Twin Cities streetcars go?


This photo, courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society collection, shows that some of the old streetcars were loaded up and sold to other systems in Newark, New Jersey and Mexico City.

And some were burned.

Hennepin County librarians have put together a nifty package on Twin Cities history including transportation history.

Scroll down a bit into the story and check out the photo of the burning streetcar. The folks who engineered the demise of the streetcars in l954 to be replaced by buses couldn't get rid of the old rail vehicles quickly enough.

So they burned them.

Anyway, it's always an informative side trip to review Sin Cities history .

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