Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Big Train

Senator Merkley mentioned this at the conference yesterday. Good that we have a functioning domestic streetcar producer.

An Oregon company marked a major milestone Wednesday, with a $23 million order from the City of Tucson for seven streetcars. Kristian Foden-Vencil reports.

Oregon Iron Works took a gamble that it could be the first U.S. company in 60 years to build a streetcar. That gamble now seems to be paying off.

Hopefully they can become big and powerful enough that they can successfully bribe lobby to build cars for nation's highest restoration priority, the #23 SUPERTROLLEY.