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Streetcar Resurfaces


The symbol of the mythical phoenix rising from the ashes has been quite vivid as wildfires char the West Coast. 

No one knows whether the towns will rise again or if the forests will return. Even years later, sometimes there are surprises.

That was recently the case with a missing Phoenix streetcar thought to be in a trolley car barn fire in 1947. 

The Phoenix Trolley Museum received a remarkable tip. Mike Bystrom of Restaurant Equipment Hunter explained that he had Streetcar No. 509. And, he wanted to know if the museum was interested in it.


New Trolley Exhibit installed in the Arizona Capitol Museum

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Learn More about the exhibit in our new publication "The Trolley Quarterly"

We have been working with two venerable museums in the Phoenix, the Heard Museum and the Arizona Capitol Museum to create an exhibit telling the story of what mass transit looked like in the early years of Phoenix. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a large map of the Trolley System showing details of how far the system extended and on what streets the citizens of Phoenix could catch a ride. 


The exhibit is housed on the forth floor Senate Chambers Gallery of the Territorial Arizona Capitol Museum at 17th Avenue and Adams, Phoenix. Stop by and learn a bit of history as you explore the story of the Phoenix Trolley that first ran in 1887.

Sound Art

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We want to thank Sound Art for partcipating in last springs First Fridays Events

Photos: by SoundArt


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Sound Art with Jimmy Peggie performed at many of Phoenix Trolley Museum's First Friday event on Grand Ave. The "experimental" music was a big hit art goers as they visited or strolled by the museum from one gallery to another. The nonprofit Sound Art is not really about music per se, but about sound as art in and of itself. Malodic, mystic sounds wafted through the neighborhood, catching the attention of young and old alike. Be sure and visit their website to learn more about  this unique form of "Art".