The last remaining Streetcar is “356” and it is currently stored in the Winnipeg Railway Museum. The generation that rode the streetcars is now passing away. To have rode in a Streetcar in Winnipeg and have a memory of it means you are probably in your late 60’s. We must act now to preserve and showcase the history of “Streetcar 356”, the first “LRT”.
There is now a plan being put in place to restore the Streetcar to its place in Winnipeg transportation history by 2009. We need to raise $100,00 to complete the project. You can help by donating to Heritage Winnipeg, (yes, you can get a tax receipt) or purchasing a T-Shirt at www.cafepress.com/streetcar356
All profits from the sale of T-shirts will to be dedicated to the project. Buy one now and show your support, and help in creating awareness of this wonderful history. The 100th anniversary of Streetcar 356 is coming up for 2009! Look for us at events in your community throughout the next year.