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Streetcar Rails

Streetcar Rails by buflyer200
Streetcar Rails, a photo by buflyer200 on Flickr.

At the corner of Osborne and Broadway, encased in concrete for the last 56 years..

Recent roadway construction on Osborne St. has uncovered them.

These must be the original rails with the cobblestone beside the steel.

A heritage item brought to the surface, and it must be preserved, and could potentially even be reused.

A new home needed for Streetcar 356

Awaiting a new home and restoration work

Streetcar 356 has to leave the Winnipeg Railway Museum  by the fall as they will be receiving more rail equipment in the near future…
So….
-We now have an NHL team again 🙂
-We have new Hotels
-We have a new airport
-We have a new Stadium under construction
-We have a new Central Park
-We have a HUGE Human Rights Museum underway costing $$$$$$
-We have a $10 million development for the Children’s Museum
-We have a Youth for Christ building at Main and Higgins worth about $4 or $5 million
-We have lots of new things happening in the city

All of these are worthwhile projects.. but…

How about some Streetcar lovin’ to get this restoration project moving?

A small fraction of the money spent on all these projects would get Streetcar 356 back into the history books as a valuable historical attraction to this city.

When the Streetcar has been restored to museum display condition, it will be a self sustaining attraction for events, weddings, meetings, school trips, and many other possibilities.

Families and kids love historic Streetcars, I have seen the market they attract in many active Streetcar operations.

We need a building, then we can restore and display the streetcar for all of Winnipeg to enjoy.

How about it? What’s out there? Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions.

Thanks.

http://www.heritagewinnipeg.com for more detail

Winnipeg Streetcar (s)


Winnipeg Streetcar (s)

Originally uploaded by buflyer200

A great picture of Winnipeg, looking West on Portage, with all the Streetcars and traffic.

I”m not sure what era this might be, the 1920’s or 30’s? In the Original size you can see a “Metropolitan Theatre” advertisement on the back of the building which says “Talking Pictures” but that could have been up for awhile.

However, I’ve counted 28 Streetcars in this one picture.