We had the pleasure of going on an incredible streetcar ride over the high level bridge in the middle Edmonton last night to enjoy some history and beer.
The bridge (755 m long and 49 m high) opened in 1913.
Our kind volunteer operators/restorers
Event was put on by these local beer enthusiasts
Going through the only tunnel the CPR built in Alberta that takes us under 109st.
First glimpse of the valley and downtown Edmonton
On the bridge with the 119m Pearl u/c in the distance
Kinsmen sports fields and field house
Looking back towards the University of Alberta and LRT portal
Cracking the keg! (http://www.hogsheadbrewing.ca
Damn hipsters and their vanity
Our newer 'streetcar' shot from the old version
More than a few SSP people on the trip
A canoe, a dragonboat and some other craft. The 100 year old green bridge is currently having construction beside it to replace it with the below.
A shot from 1920ish on downtown's main street, Jasper Avenue of a similar car.
Until next time my dear
Other cars in the mix:
For eight full years Osaka #247 was the only available car for operation across the High Level Bridge. At first being stored outside and hidden under tarps during the winter months, the car served the society extremely well and carried between 30,000 and 50,000 passengers per year. Finally, a streetcar barn with three tracks could be established at the north side of the farmers market in Old Strathcona and provide shelter for our faithful Japanese tram.
Old streetcar map