Cincinnati streetcar rolls out at Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
May 8, 2013 11:30 AM
Motorman Dave Carpenter at the helm of the restored streetcar.
The restored Cincinnati Streetcar No. 2227 rolls out at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.
Motorman Dave Carpenter of Cleveland looks out the door after the first run of the restored car.
Scott Becker, executive director of the trolley museum, runs to get a photo of the restored car's debut.
The streetcar, built in 1919 and taken off the tracks in 1951, was acquired by Trolleyville USA in Cleveland and restored in the museum in four years.
A streetcar that ran in Cincinnati in the early to mid 20th century was unveiled yesterday as a newly restored acquisition by the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Chartiers, Washington County.
Former Cincinnati Street Railway streetcar No. 2227 was built in 1919 by the Cincinnati Car Co. The museum acquired the car in 2009 from the Lake Shore Electric Railway in Cleveland.
Above, Bill Bowser, left, and Lewis Lockwood, both of Cincinnati, shoot video on the maiden ride of the restored Cincinnati streetcar. Mr. Lockwood said he started riding the streetcars in southwestern Ohio city at age 9.
The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum this year is marking its 50th anniversary. It opened to the public June 23, 1963. To learn more, visit the museum's website.