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Old Posted Jul 31, 2013, 3:58 PM
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Edmonton - Cracking a Keg on highest active streetcar in world

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.


(http://www.edmonton-radial-railway.a.../201108038.JPG)

Our kind volunteer operators/restorers

http://www.edmonton-radial-railway.a...ghlevelbridge/

Event was put on by these local beer enthusiasts

http://www.edmontonbeergeeksanonymou...heers::cheers:









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.



(http://www.joconl.com/images/archivesid/53698/100.jpg)





A shot from 1920ish on downtown's main street, Jasper Avenue of a similar car.


Until next time my dear




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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.

(http://www.edmonton-radial-railway.a...7a12233c_b.jpg)

Hannover #601

(http://www.edmonton-radial-railway.a...9bd16b71_b.jpg)

Melbourne #930

(http://www.edmonton-radial-railway.a...es/1005063.JPG)

Future projects
http://www.edmonton-radial-railway.a...ture_projects/

Old streetcar map

(http://www.tundria.com/trams/CAN/Edmonton-1945.png)
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Such a wicked time that was.
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Let's do it again next month! Seeing that old street car map is sad.

"Hipsters" eh?
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What a time that would've been! What beer was provided exactly?
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They brewed a shandy type. It was a fruity beer with gingerish soda. Delicious.
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Edmonchuck should win some kind of ssp urban coolness of the yr award for the streetcar in the sky with beer thingy.
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Beer, trains and urban stuff? Win.
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