Historic Trolleys Almost Scrapped

St. Joseph, Missouri, facing low ridership on its historic trolleys, put them in storage. Five years later, the city is unsure what to do with their non-working streetcars.
June 24, 2009, 10am PDT | Liyuan Huang
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Last year, someone offered to buy the vehicles for $25,000 apiece, but the city declined the bid. A decision was made last week to ensure that the trolleys will stay in St. Joseph for future use, but it is still unclear what will happen next.

""If the city doesn't intend to use them in the next 10 years, sell them. If they will be used, let's get them out of the transit system," City Manager Vince Capell told council members.

The city currently lacks the money required to put the two vehicles and their high-mileage diesel engines in working order after almost five years in storage."

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Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 in St. Joseph News
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