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Milwaukee Streetcar

Postby lpetrich » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:37 pm

Milwaukee Streetcar - Follow Our Momentum

Milwaukee Streetcar - Construction News: the track has been laid on most of the initial route, and installation of overhead-cable poles has started.

Milwaukee Streetcar - Route shows the initial route with several proposed extensions. The next one may be a loop that extends to the waterfront, or else the Milwaukee Streetcar - Fourth Street Extension.

I'm guessing that the line will open for service either late this year or sometime next year.
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Re: Milwaukee Streetcar

Postby mtuandrew » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:52 am

First car delivered from Brookville Equipment (story at Trains Newswire: http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... -delivered)
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Re: Milwaukee Streetcar

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri May 18, 2018 7:44 am

Brookville delivers second car: ProgressiveRailroading.com

The city of Milwaukee earlier this week took delivery of its second streetcar vehicle from Brookville Equipment Corp.

The 83,000-pound vehicle traveled via truck from the company's plant in Brookville, Pennsylvania, to Milwaukee.

The unit was rolled off the truck on West St. Paul Avenue and then moved inside the streetcar system's adjacent operations and maintenance facility, according to a press release issued by the Milwaukee Department of Public Works.

On-street testing of both streetcars will continue on West St. Paul Avenue, with testing along the full initial route to begin in summer.
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Re: Milwaukee Streetcar

Postby mtuandrew » Sat May 19, 2018 11:55 am

Swanky.

Do we have any posters around MKE that can ride & comment on these Brookville cars? I'd like to know whether I can responsibly recommend them to some transit planners I know.
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Re: Milwaukee Streetcar

Postby electricron » Sat May 19, 2018 4:25 pm

Detroit and Dallas, which are in service today, use the same streetcars. Oklahoma City will join Milwaukee in running them soon. Could you make a trip to either Big D or the Motor City soon?
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Re: Milwaukee Streetcar

Postby mtuandrew » Sat May 19, 2018 8:40 pm

Not anytime soon, Ron. I have friends in Detroit though, and I’m sure one of them has enough engineering or urban planning background to be able to accurately judge these cars.
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