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Trolleys installed at History Museum, Delmar Loop

Crews lower this red streetcar into place in front of the Missouri History Museum on Tuesday (photo from Citizens for Modern Transit)

By Kevin Lavery, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – A crowd of about 100 dignitaries and onlookers applauded workers Tuesday as they loaded a trolley car onto a small section of track at the Missouri History Museum.

The trolley is designed to spur interest in a streetcar line between the Museum in Forest Park and the DelmarLoop.

But the main challenge, says University City Mayor Joe Adams, is raising $32 million to build the trolley project.

"I have been told by a variety of sources that because of the amount of money we're looking for and everything else, it may be possible in a year to find the revenue, at for the federal side of the budget, to pay for it," Adams said Tuesday, while watching the trolley being installed in Forest Park.

The streetcar line is an effort being headed up by Joe Edwards, the owner of Blueberry Hill, the Tivoli, the Pageant and number of other buildings along Delmar Boulevard.


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