It has been awhile since I've done one of these, But I vaguely remember mentioning the High Level Street Car in one of my other posts. We finally got around to taking a ride on it a couple of weeks ago and I even had my camera along!
The Edmonton Radial Rail Society has put in thousands of volunteer hours yearly to restore and locate cars. They run on a short section of track from Strathcona to Jasper Avenue as well as in Fort Edmonton Park. We took the run over the High Level Bridge and I can see we will have to go to Ft. Edmonton Park as well. That will be at least two posts worth too ;)
Here comes the Street Car.
Hmm, seems a little modern and plastic!
Is that German?
Yes, it sure is! This is the car from Hanover, Germany!
The trip is about the ride anyway.
Approaching the tunnel that runs under 109 St and some apartment buildings!
Once out of the tunnel you can almost believe you have left the city behind.
But no...there it is, just hidden behind trees.
Edmonton Capitals (forgive me they were the Cracker Cats two years ago and I don't follow the sport) and they belong to the Golden League.
Oops! This is Kinsmen field on the South side of the river (hard to tell in the little photo). The diamond (Telus Field)for the Capitals would be behind the Rossdale plant.
This is the view to the West from the bridge.
This is the Rossdale Power Plant (it seems they are decommissioning it) and the Walterdale bridge which the locals call the 5th street bridge - because we're too lazy to say one hundred and 5th.
The dome of our Legislature building and a few of our high rises.
Picking up a passenger at the Grandin stop.
The end of the line....Jasper Avenue, surrounded by Apartments and office towers.
For $4.00 you can stay down town all day and take the street car back in the late afternoon...cheaper by far than the daily fare for regular transit - if you live near the Strathcona terminal. Regular transit is $2.75 and you get a 90 minute transfer.
Southbound for the return trip you can see the bridge for the LRT and in the background residences and other buildings (hospital) for the U of Alberta.
Oh, look! The LRT! Which to be honest I didn't even notice until I processed the photos... it probably beat us to the other side of the river. Behind that is the Royal Glenora Club and Victoria Park and behind that are residential high rises.
MTM is being hosted by Clare2e from Women of Mystery and it even has it's own blog now...My town Monday.
Have a good day all.