St. Johns Bridge, 1950

Towing the Council Crest streetcar 503 across the St. Johns Bridge, 1950. According to PdxHistory.com, this streetcar was donated to a North Portland Boy Scout troop and was used as a clubhouse. Learn more about the Council Crest Cars by clicking here.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2011-007.710

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2011-007.710

 

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10 thoughts on “St. Johns Bridge, 1950

  1. The car is being towed behind the streetcar, probably to be use by a person after the streetcar is delivered to destination.

  2. Automobile manufacturers want us to believe driverless vehicles are new technology. This is proof driverless cars have been around for a long time.

  3. It would’ve been amazing if they had had an express street car running over the bridge and down Highway 30 to downtown. I can only imagine how long it would have taken to get to downtown from St. John’s with the existing streetcar system.

  4. This move took place in 1952 according to Oregonian of August 1st, 1954. First street car to ever go over St. Johns bridge. 506 was also saved. Neat stuff.

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