Kenosha Streetcar Day

Passengers board the Chicago tribute car.

Passengers board the Chicago tribute car.

Kenosha’s streetcar loop is about an hour’s drive from Chicago, and is always worth a visit. Last Saturday, September 6th, Kenosha Area Transit celebrated Kenosha Streetcar Day, as they have annually for some years. All the cars were running, and there were displays and presentations at the shops.

The weather was absolutely perfect, without a cloud in the sky. You couldn’t ask for better weather.

Here is a selection of the pictures I shot that day. CERA will be returning to Kenosha on September 27th, as part of our Chicago PCC Weekend events. Tickets for that fantrip are on sale here. We will be using the Chicagao Tribute PCC, and the Philadelphia car will also be running that day. We will have a shops tour as well.

We hope to see all of you there in just a few weeks. Let’s hope the weather is just like this.

-David Sadowski

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Kenosha's streetcar operators are always very courteous and friendly.

Kenosha’s streetcar operators are always very courteous and friendly.

Interior of the Chicago tribute car.

Interior of the Chicago tribute car.

The Pittsburgh tribute car.

The Pittsburgh tribute car.

The Koenosha Streetcar Society had a table at the shops.

The Koenosha Streetcar Society had a table at the shops.

A Lego PCC car.

A Lego PCC car.

Model trains on display.

Model trains on display.

This trolley will eventually be restored and painted as the San Francisco tribute car.

This trolley will eventually be restored and painted as the San Francisco tribute car.

The Johnstown car, above the inspection pit.

The Johnstown car, above the inspection pit.

The Philadelphia car, back in the barn

The Philadelphia car, back in the barn.

A PCC accelerator, which works something like a dimmer switch.

A PCC accelerator, which works something like a dimmer switch.

Model trains on display at the shops.

Model trains on display at the shops.

A Lego version of the Franks Diner, which is a Kenosha landmark.

A Lego version of the Franks Diner, which is a Kenosha landmark.

A side view of the Toronto car.

A side view of the Toronto car.

The Johnstown tribute car.

The Johnstown tribute car.

Car 2185 will be the regular service car on September 27th, during the CERA fantrip.

Car 2185 will be the regular service car on September 27th, during the CERA fantrip.

This ex-SEPTA car from Philadelphia is the latest addition to the Kenosha fleet.

This ex-SEPTA car from Philadelphia is the latest addition to the Kenosha fleet.

The interior of the Philadelphia car

The interior of the Philadelphia car.

The Toronto car (which actually ran there) prepares to turn a corner not far from the Metra depot.

The Toronto car (which actually ran there) prepares to turn a corner not far from the Metra depot.

Future railfans of America.

Future railfans of America.

There were good crowds on hand, enjoying the ride.

There were good crowds on hand, enjoying the ride.

The Pittsburgh tribute car.

The Pittsburgh tribute car.

The Cincinnati tribute car.

The Cincinnati tribute car.

The Cincinnati tribute car.

The Cincinnati tribute car.



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