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Old Posted Feb 17, 2017, 4:52 PM
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What's the explanation again for why these mock trolleys and the Melbourne trams are being used instead of refurbishing the old Peter Witt cars that was part of the original plans?
Costs! It's apparantly cheaper to refurbish newer streetcars than the older ones they had on display. Money is usually the answer for most questions on why.
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Old Posted Feb 17, 2017, 5:12 PM
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it's a pet project spearheaded by a private developer, not the regional transit authority, and he wants "ring ring goes the trolley" that's why.

otherwise, yes, i have asked myself this question a bazillion times already.
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Old Posted Feb 18, 2017, 1:20 AM
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This is great for St Louis!

Agree that I would much rather see modern streetcars. Then it goes from being a cute, historic curiosity to being a modern transit line.
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