THE GS TRAM SITE

PHOENIX

ARIZONA, UNITED STATES

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26 Apr. 1946

The Phoenix streetcar system on the last day of service on the Brill (No.1) route.



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DISCONTINUATION DATES OF TRAM TRACKS BETWEEN 26 APR. 1946 AND 16 FEB. 1948 (affected route numbers in parantheses).

  • 1946 Apr. 26: Pierce St. - 10th St. (Brill line, No.1)
  • 1947 Apr. 16: 2nd. Av. - 5th Av. (Kenilworth Line, No.3)
  • 1947 Aug. 15: 4th St. - 3rd St. (Indian School Line, No.4
  • 1948 Feb. 16: Washington St. (Washington St. Line, No.2)

STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: Phoenix Street Railway

1 Brill Downtown - Pierce St. - 10th St. - Sheridan St.
2 Washington St. 22nd Av. - Washington St. - 16th St.
3 Kenilworth Downtown - 5th Av. - Encanto Blvd.
4 Indian School Downtown - 4th St. - 3rd St. - Indian School Rd.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcar network: ?


HISTORY

  • Horse-drawn steetcars: 1887 - June 1895.
  • Streetcars: 28 Sept. 1893 - 16 Feb. 1948.
  • Light rail: 27 Dec. 2008 - today.
  • Airport sky train: 8 Apr. 2013 - today.

GAUGE

  • Light rail: 1435 mm.
  • Airport sky train: Automated guideway system

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Phoenix Trolley Museum has a collection of old streetcars.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Fleming, L.J. Ride a mile and smile the while: A history of the Phoenix Street Railway, 1887-1948. Phoenix: Swaine Publications, 1977.
  • "Funding gap hits Phoenix extensions", Tramways & Urban Transit, Sept. 2009 (72: 861), p.354.
  • Simons, V. "Phoenix: A city rescued by light rail", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2009 (72: 855), p.94-97.
  • Simons, V. "Phoenix light rail takes flight again", Tramways & Urban Transit, Apr. 2017 (80: 952), p.138-142.
  • Simons, V. "Phoenix spreads its wings", Tramways & Urban Transit, Nov. 2014 (77:923), p.94-97.
  • "Phoenix Street Railway 1887-1948", Western Railroader, 1961 (24: 254).

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Special thanks to Russell Powers of Denver, Colorado for his kind help sending me information on the Phoenix streetcar network.



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