Piedmont and Western Railroad Club
Monorail, Light Rail and Trolly Traction in
Seattle has one of the few monorail systems in the country. The Seattle Monorail was built for the Seattle World's Fair and runs from the
central business district to the Space Needle tower which was built for the World's Fair. The photos below, of necessity, show the loading gates
for the monorail as there is no vantage point at the stations from which to obtain an unobstructed view of the cars
The Monorail at the downtown (Westlake)station
At the Space needle station
Seattle has a light rail street car system which runs from the central business district to Lake Union.
Two articulated cars cover the route and offer service at approximately 15 minute intervals during the day.
Seattle's double-ended trolleys operate along the waterfront and provide access to the ferry system.
Seattle operates five trolleys along a 2 mile single-track with passing sidings. A 0.4 mile spur runs on city streets to the International District.
All five cars were imported from Melbourne, Australia. These photos were taken in July 1989.
Car 272 returning from the International District
Car 482 at the Madison Street Station
Another shot of Car 482 at Madison Street
Car at Jackson Street waiting for passengers
Broad Street trolley waiting on a passing siding
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