Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ike Aftermath

It looks messy out there. As far as I know, all of my friends and family are ok. Next is the cleanup. Does anyone have a report as to how the LRT OCS held up during the storm on the Main Street Line? Does anyone know how the Galveston streetcars held up?

3 comments:

Adron said...

Wait a flippin' second???

Galveston has streetcars?

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galveston_Island_Trolley

They are run using trailing generators instead of OCS, but they run on vintage tracks.

Bob Davis said...

Haven't been to Galveston, but articles I've read indicate that the diesel powered streetcars have on-board engines. Not sure whether they use electric, hydraulic or mechanical drive trains. Another place that uses an engine-powered streetcar is El Reno, OK (about 30 miles west of Oklahoma City.)