Whitehorse Waterfront Trolley
|Transit type||Heritage streetcar, seasonal|
|Number of lines||1|
|Number of stations||7|
|Website||Whitehorse Waterfront Trolley|
|System length||2 km (1.2 mi)|
|Track gauge||3 ft (914 mm)|
It uses a single reconditioned trolley which carries tourists along Whitehorse's waterfront along the Yukon River. It runs from the Rotary Peace Park, located on the south end of the city centre, up to the Roundhouse. The car originally served the trolley/streetcar system of Lisbon, Portugal, from 1925 to 1978. In 1978 it was sold by CCFL to a railway museum in Duluth. It was sold to Whitehorse in 1999 and restored by Historic Railway Restoration of Arlington, WA.
The trolley was first put into operation in 2000. The electricity to power its electric motors comes not from overhead trolley wires, but instead from a diesel generator. The car runs each year from July to September.
Car 531 detailsEdit
|Whitehorse Waterfront Trolley|
|In service||1925-1973 in Lisbon;|
|Manufacturer||Santo Amaro Works of Lisbon electric tramways, Portugal using kits from the J. G. Brill Company, Philadelphia|
|Maximum speed||74 km/h (46 mph)|
|Weight||10 t (11.0 short tons; 9.8 long tons)|
|Prime mover(s)||? on the generator car|
|Traction motors||4 x General Electric|
|Power output||4 x 25 hp (19 kW)|
|Electric system(s)||600 V DC from a diesel generator |
(originally 550 V DC trolley wires on the Lisbon electric tramways)
|Current collection method||jumper cable|
|Track gauge||3 ft (914 mm) |
(originally 900 mm or 2 ft 11 7⁄16 in on the Lisbon electric tramways)
This single-truck (2-axle or 4-wheel), double-ended trolley car was previously owned by Lake Superior Railroad Museum, which still owns sister car 530, and both cars were originally used by Companhia de Carris de Ferro de Lisboa (Carris) in Lisbon, Portugal.
- Spook Creek (Not in use in 2018)
- Jarvis Street (Not in use in 2018)
- Library and Cultural Centre (Request only)(Not in use in 2018)
- Trolley Roundhouse
- White Pass
- Visitor Information Centre
- Rotary Park
As of 2018[update] it runs daily from Noon - 4PM. A complete trip, viewing all stations, takes approximately 15 minutes.
The car is stored in a roundhouse/train shed at 1127 First Avenue (end of Wood Street).
- McBride Museum
- "Whitehorse Trolley Project Pushed Ahead". CBC News. January 6, 2000. Retrieved 2009-07-13.
- "The Whitehorse Trolley". Explore North. September 13, 2000. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
- "Yukon". Historic Railway Restoration. Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2014-08-24.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-09-13. Retrieved 2010-11-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)