On December 4 the Minnesota Streetcar Museum swapped streetcars between its two lines in the Twin Cities. Twin City Rapid Transit #1239 (TCRT 31st Street Shops 1907) was trucked from the museum’s Excelsior Streetcar Line to the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line in Minneapolis. To make room at Como-Harriet, Duluth Street Railway #265 (TCRT Snelling Shops 1915) was moved from Como-Harriet to Excelsior.
Why the moves? Car 1239 needs its trucks overhauled and the Como-Harriet shop is better equipped for that. The relocations will be permanent, placing the three former Twin City cars at Como-Harriet and the two former Duluth cars at Excelsior.
Local railfans Steve Glischinski and Bob Ball chartered #265 for a last night photo shoot before the move. The results are pretty striking.