Video Presentations

The Minnesota Streetcar Museum publishes occasional videos of our operations as well as historical operations on the museum’s official YouTube channel.┬áBe sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel to receive automatic notifications when new content is posted.

Introduction to Twin Cities Rapid Transit Series

  • Twin Cities Streetcars 101 – Minnesota Streetcar Museum historian Aaron Isaacs gives an introduction to the Twin Cities Rapid Transit company streetcar system which existed in Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota until June 1954.
  • Twin Cities Streetcar Types – Minnesota Streetcar Museum historian Aaron Isaacs gives a presentation on the history of the streetcar types operated in Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota by the Twin City Rapid Transit Company.
  • Twin City Lines Streetcar Facilities and Infrastructure – Minnesota Streetcar Museum historian Aaron Isaacs gives a presentation on the history of the facilities and infrastructure in Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota operated by the Twin City Rapid Transit Company.
  • Twin City Lines Streetcar Operations – Minnesota Streetcar Museum historian Aaron Isaacs gives a presentation on the day-to-day operation of streetcars in Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota by the Twin City Rapid Transit Company.

Videos Containing Vintage Film Footage

  • A 1950s Trip on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line – Take a trip from downtown St. Paul through Minneapolis to Edina and Hopkins on the Como-Harriet streetcar line, using vintage video and still photos from the 1950s. Narrated by Museum Historian Aaron Isaacs.
  • A 1950s Trip on the Inter-Campus Line – With vintage video and still photos, take a round trip on the University of Minnesota’s streetcar line that connected the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses. Narrated by Museum Historian Aaron Isaacs.
  • 2019 MSM Annual Meeting History Presentation – A history presentation by Minnesota Streetcar Museum Historian Aaron Isaacs at the March 23, 2019 Annual MSM Member Meeting. Topics included this year are Fargo-Moorhead streetcar film, St. Paul cable car operations (film from San Francisco), and the University of Minnesota Inter-Campus Streetcar Line.

Narrated Historical Photo Presentations

General Interest

  • Lake Harriet and the Chalet Station – A short history of the Pavilions and streetcar stations at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. Narrated by Minnesota Streetcar Museum Historian Aaron Isaacs. Recorded from a Zoom meeting on May 24, 2021.
  • Streetcars to the Minnesota State Fair – During the streetcar era, people rode to the Minnesota State Fair on streetcars. This program was recorded from a MSM Zoom meeting on July 5, 2021.
  • The Mesaba Railway – Take a tour of the Mesaba Railway, an interurban that connected the Minnesota iron range cities of Hibbing and Gilbert, with stops in between.
  • Streetcars in the Snow – How did Twin City Rapid Transit deal with Minnesota winters?

The St. Paul Lines

The Minneapolis Lines

  • Monroe and NW Terminal Lines – This is the first in a series of short programs describing the Minneapolis lines of Twin City Rapid Transit. It was recorded from a Zoom presentation on July 26, 2021. Narrated by MSM Historian Aaron Isaacs.
  • Johnson and Broadway Lines – This program traces the Johnson and Broadway Lines in Minneapolis. Narrated by Minnesota Streetcar Museum Aaron Isaacs. The program was recorded from a Zoom presentation on August 2, 2021.
  • North Washington & Plymouth Avenue Lines – Continuing our series tracing Twin Cities streetcar lines. This program was recorded from a Zoom meeting August 9, 2021. Narrated by Minnesota Streetcar Museum historian Aaron Isaacs.
  • 6th Ave N, Glenwood, and Bryn Mawr Lines – 6th Avenue N, Glenwood, and Bryn Mawr were three short TCRT lines in Minneapolis. This program was recorded from a Zoom presentation on August 16, 2021. Narrated by Minnesota Streetcar Museum historian Aaron Isaacs.
  • Chicago-Penn and Chicago-Freemont Lines – This video covers just the Chicago Avenue portion of the TCRT Chicago Penn and Chicago Freemont Lines. It was recorded from a Zoom meeting on August 23, 2021. Narrated by Minnesota Streetcar Museum historian Aaron Isaacs.