||The Loop Trolley streetcar line opens at full length following 2 years of delays and cost overruns. The 5,15 km-long (one-way) line runs between Forest Park and historic Delmar Loop neighborhood in suburban University City. The line is partially single track with two passing points on a reservation, partially double-track on a mixed right-of-way. The system was under construction since 03.2015. The original cost of the project was $43 million, which increased to between $51-66 million. The system opened with 2 replica Brill 1903 cars built by Gomaco in 1991-1992 numbered 001, 002 (formerly Portland 511, 512), partially refurbished. One MMTB W2 ex-Seattle, ex-Melbourne 1928-built car 003 (ex-512) is still under refurbishment at Gomaco. Two additional MMTB W2 ex-Seattle, ex-Melbourne cars 482 & 518 are stored at the depot with no funds for refurbishment. The system was to open on 15.11.2018, which was prevented by the snowfall. Only the official ceremony was held. Operation started on 16.11 via 1/2 of the route due to a bureaucratic and financial squabbles with the University City officials, but was interrupted due to the shooting. Operation via the entire line started on 23.11.2018. Details:
||На перегоне Central West End — Grand открыта станция Cortex скоростного трамвая MetroLink.
||The Loop heritage trolley has officially begun full-track testing. Rolling stock includes two repica Brill cars from Portland Vintage Trolley and one ex-Melbourne W2-type car from Seattle's Waterfront Streetcar.
||Streetcar operation in St. Louis is discontinued.
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2. Harold E. Cox. The Birney Car
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3. Alan Lind. From Horsecars to Streamliners: An Illustrated History of the St. Louis Car Company
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a personal site of Dr. Harold E. Cox with author’s books and car builders’ order lists: http://streetcars.telcen.com/