Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
Step back to the days when the streetcar was king — when Twin Citians went to work, to school, and to play by trolley! Visit the historic displays in our station, shop our unique gifts and souvenirs, then take a nostalgic ride on one of our historic streetcars along a scenic route between the lakes. Your Motorman will provide interesting information about the car and Minnesota streetcar history.
Excelsior Streetcar Line
Enjoy a trip through historic Excelsior along a half-mile of track built on the former right-of-way of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. The car stops at our car barn so passengers can view a photo gallery of hotels, trains, paddlewheel boats and landmarks from the 1800s; history, in pictures, of the Twin Cities Rapid Transit as it ran in Minneapolis and St. Paul; other streetcars in our collection; work in progress of restoring a vintage streetcar.
Please consider a generous donation to our Museum’s 2018-2019 Annual Appeal. The goal in this Annual Appeal is to raise funds to rebuild the trucks under TCRT “gate car” No. 1239 and perform other necessary work. More information and an online donation form can be found on the Annual Appeal page of the site.
August was a great month for special events and completing major projects at ESL. Here’s a summary of what we’ve accomplished. StoryTime Trolley. The August ESL StoryTime Trolley was a sold out event. August featured author Stephen Shaskan and it was a huge success. The weather was beautiful for a trolley ride and for listening […]
Some of our Members have asked us recently why a particular streetcar may not be running after a certain date in our operating season. The intent of the CHSL shop staff and Operations Department is to set up a schedule to give all cars equal time to run during the season. But, in doing this […]