Oregon Experience

Streetcar City

Season 5 Episode 503 | 29m 15s

Oregon Experience takes look back at Portland's historic streetcars, once one of the most extensive streetcar systems in the country. Streetcars provided cheap, comfortable public transportation - before there were automobiles. Streetcar lines formed the streets and neighborhoods that shaped our cities, providing a foundation for the modern streetcar revival.

Aired: 02/28/11

Rating: TV-G

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Funding provided by James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall Fund for Lifelong Learning, Oregon Cultural Trust and Roundhouse Foundation.