Saving Historic Phoenix Street Railway Car #116
Car 116 today exists in a nearly operational condition. Costs to complete the restoration are estimated at $20,000.
The Phoenix Trolley Museum has received an offer from the Arizona Railway Museum of Chandler, Arizona, to merge operations. While such a merger would eliminate the Phoenix Trolley Museum's fiscal difficulties, the result would be that Car 116 would for ever more reside in their Chandler rail yard. It would forever be lost to Phoenix, where it operated on city streets for 20 years.
The Grand Avenue Rail Project would preserve Car 116 for Phoenix. In the first phase of the project, the restoration of the car would be completed and it would be run along Grand Avenue for events and special occasions, such as First Fridays, Art Walk and the Grand Avenue Festival.
The Grand Avenue Rail Project - Phoenix, Arizona
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