Phoenix Trolley Museum

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Phoenix Trolley Museum
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Phoenix Trolley Museum
Established 1975
Location 25 W. Culver St.
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Type Railway museum

The Phoenix Trolley Museum, incorporated as the Arizona Street Railway Museum, is a railway museum established in 1975, with an emphasis on preserving historical street cars in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. The museum's mission is "[to] tell the Phoenix streetcar story."

Overview[edit]

The museum is located next to the Margaret Hance Deck Park on Interstate 10 in downtown Phoenix.

In 2016, the City of Phoenix declined to renew the museum's lease for another five-year period, and currently the museum is seeking to move to another location after September 2017.[1][2][3]

The museum's board decided in November 2016 to relocate to a site along Phoenix's historic Grand Avenue, one of the earliest trolley lines in the city. The museum is developing plans to construct a new museum on the site and raise the funds to do so.[4]

Museum features[edit]

  • Restored Phoenix Street Railway Streetcar #116 may be seen in the car barn.
  • Phoenix Street Railway Car #504 (originally #108) is being restored.[when?]
  • Photographs, maps, and numerous items of historical interest are on display in the museum.

Museum gallery[edit]

Phoenix Trolley Museum
Phelps-Dodge locomotive 17 sits on display at the Arizona Street Railway Museum. 
Phoenix Streetcar #116 as displayed during the grand opening of Valley Metro Rail on December 27, 2008. 
The 1928 Trolley Car #116 served the original Phoenix trolley system from 1928 to 1947. 
Inside the historic #116. 
Front inside view of the Trolley Car #116 . Pictured is a restored farebox. 
Different view of Trolley Car #116. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hance Park Changes Force Relocation Of Phoenix Trolley Museum". KJZZ. March 10, 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Another Museum in Trouble". Motley Design Group. February 8, 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Relocation Plan". Phoenix Trolley Museum. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/phoenixtrolley/photos/a.10150359508469208.376715.365181739207/10154900728284208/?type=3&theater

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Coordinates: 33°27′44″N 112°04′28″W / 33.46222°N 112.07437°W / 33.46222; -112.07437