Apparently there are rail buffs in the Czech Republic as well as in Portland. Some of them are snapping pictures of our next three Streetcars as they travel around the streets of Ostrava during their burn-in. (More photos here.)
They’ve come a long way since I first saw them, but the cars are badly overdue. They should have been here last summer, in time for the Gibbs opening. It’s still an open question whether they will make it here in time to help carry the load to the Tram public opening in late January.
The current plan is to expedite their shipment by sending them to Baltimore (rather than through the canal), then truck them across the country to Porltand.