I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to post this entry – but better late than never, as “they say.” Back in April, I got to go to St. Louis to visit my family and do some research for “The Wellston Loop.” Part of that research took me to the spectacular Museum of Transportation, described by a Smithsonian curator as “one of the largest and best collections of transportation vehicles in the world.” I don’t think I’d been there since I was a kid – and of course, like any other visitor, I was captivated by all that the extensive outdoor museum had to offer.My main destination, however, was the PCC streetcar. Although the museum’s streetcar hails from Philly (Chestnut Hill, to be exact), it is nevertheless very similar to those that ran in St. Louis in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s – and very much like the one that would have run the Hodiamont route.

Here are some photos of the streetcar, including one of yours truly. The streetcar only travels a few hundred yards – then goes in reverse back to its starting points, then starts again. I rode it several times!


Streetcar Door

Streetcar Conductor

Streetcar Seats

Passengers on Streetcar

Linda on Streetcar