PORTLAND

OREGON, UNITED STATES

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1937


Portland Brill streetcar

Portland tram map


INSET: CENTRAL PORTLAND

Portland center 1937 downtown tram map


INSET: WESTERN PORTLAND

Portland West 1937 tram map



DISCONTINUATION DATES OF STREETCAR TRACKS BETWEEN 1937 AND MAY 1943 (affected route designations in parantheses)

  • 1940 (exact date unknown): NW 5th Av; Railroad Bridge - NE Holladay Street; SE Grand St. & NE Holladay Street - NE Prescott St (IV); Broadway Bridge - N Denver Av. & N Argyle St. (MA)
  • 1940 March 24: SE Grand Ave. & SE Hawthorne Blvd. - SE Powell Blvd. (BT); SW 2nd Av. & SW Taylor St. - Sellwood (Golf Jct.) (SW)
  • 1940 Sept. 3: Union Ave. & NE Alberta St. - Vancouver WA (VC)
  • 1941: NW 23rd Av. & W Burnside St. - Arlington Heights (AH)); NW 23rd Av. & W Burnside St. - Kings Heights (KH)

STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: Portland Traction

AB Alberta SW Alder St. - NW 3rd Av. - Railroad Bridge - Union Av. - NE Alberta St. - NE 30th Av. - NE Ainsworth St.
AH Arlington Heights NW 23rd Av. & W Burnside St. - W Burnside St. - Arlington Heights (SW Kingston Av. - SW Fairview Blvd. - SW Champlain Dr.)
BT Bridge Transfer N Broadway - N Larrabee Av. - NE Holladay Street - SE Grand Ave. - SE Powell Blvd.
BW Broadway SW Madison St. - Broadway - Broadway Bridge - N Broadway - NE 24th St. [back: NE 22nd St.] - NE Regents Dr. - NE 29th Av. - NE Mason St.
CC Council Crest SW 5th Av. - SW Washington St. [back: SW Morrison St.] - W Burnside St. - SW Vista Av. - Portland Heights - Council Crest
IV Irvington SW Washington St. - Broadway [back: NW 5th Av.] - Railroad Bridge - NE Holladay Street - NE 15th Av. - NE Prescott St.
KH Kings Heights NW 23rd Av. & W Burnside St. - W Burnside St. - Kings Heights (NW Hermosa Blvd. & NW Ariel Terr.)
MA Mississippi SW Madison St. - Broadway - Broadway Bridge - N. Mississippi Av. - N Albina Av. - N Denver Av. & N Argyle St.
MT Mount Tabor SW 13th Av & SW Montgomery St. - SW 11th Ave. - SW Morrison St. - Morrison Bridge - SE Morrison St. - SE Belmont St. - SE 88th Av.
MV Montavilla SW 3rd Av. & SW Morrison St. - Morrison Bridge - SE Grand Av. - SE Ankeny Street - SE 28th Ave. - NE Glisan Street - [NE 80th Av. & SE Stark St.] / [NE 90th Av. & NE Glisan Street]
SW Sellwood SW 2nd Av. & SW Taylor St. - [SW 2nd St. - SW Alder St. - SW 1st Av.] [back: SW Madison St. - SW 2nd St.] - Hawthorne Bridge - SE Hawthorne Blvd. - SE 11th Ave. [back. SE 12nd Ave.] - SE Milwaukie Av. - Sellwood (Golf Jct.) [Standard-gauge line]
TT Twenty-third Ave. SW 3rd Av. & SW Washington St. - SW Washington St. - W Burnside St. - NW 23rd Av. - NW Thurman St. - NW 27th Av. - NW Upshur St. - NW 27th Av. [loop back to NW Thurman St.]
VC Vancouver SW 3rd Ave. & SW Washington St. - SW 2nd Av. - NW 3rd Av. - Railroad Bridge - Union Av. - Interstate Bridge - Vancouver WA (SW 3rd Av. & Washington St.)
WH Willamette Heights SW 3rd Av. & SW Morrison St. - SW Morrison St. [back: W Burnside St. - SW Washington St.] - NW 19th Av. - NW Glisan St. - NW 21st Av. - NW Northrup St. - NW 25th Av. - NW Raleigh St. - NW 27th Av. - NW Thurman St. - Willamette Heights (NW Gordon St. & NW Thurman St.)
WO Westover SW 3rd Av. & SW Morrison St. - SW Morrison St. [back: W Burnside St. - SW Washington St.] - NW 19th Av. - NW Glisan St. - NW 21st Av. - NW Northrup St. - NW 25th Av. - NW Pettygrove St. - NW Cumberland Rd. - NW Ariel Terr. & NW Cumberland Rd.

INTERURBAN ROUTES

Operator: Portland Electric Power Company

BG Bellrose - Gresham SW 1st Av. & Washington St. - SW 1st Av. [back: SW 2nd St.] - Hawthorne Bridge - Sellwood - Bellrose - Gresham
OC Oregon City SW 1st Av. & Washington St. - SW 1st Av. [back: SW 2nd St.] - Hawthorne Bridge - Sellwood - Oak Grove - Oregon City

Note: The two-letter route designations are for the convenience of readers only, and were not used by the operators.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcar line: ? km.
  • Interurban lines: ? km.