The Scoop on The Streetcar

9/3/2019 - Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

Downtown, Family-Friendly, Lake Michigan
Kenosha Electric Streetcar - Cincinnati, Ohio car, Lake Michigan harbor
Dinosaur Discovery Museum
Kenosha Electric Streetcar - San Francisco, CA car
Kenosha Electric Streetcar - Chicago, Illinois car
Kenosha Electric Streetcar - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania car
Kenosha Electric Streetcar - Toronto Car

As you ride aboard an Electric Streetcar through Downtown Kenosha and along our Lake Michigan shore — to restaurants, shops, museums, historic districts, the Sculpture Walk, the Metra Train Station, lakefront events, and more — consider these fun facts:

  • From 1903 to 1932, the electric streetcar was a regular mode of transportation in Kenosha.
  • On June 17, 2000, streetcar transportation returned with authentic 1951 Presidents’ Conference Committee (PCC) cars. Urban planners worldwide have since studied our streetcar system.
  • Today’s seven-car fleet operated in Toronto, Ontario and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before being refurbished and brought to Kenosha.
  • Each streetcar is painted in the colors and lettering of a city in North America that operated streetcars in the 1940s and 1950s:
    • Chicago, Illinois (green)
    • Cincinnati, Ohio (yellow and green)
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (red and cream)
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (red, white and blue)
    • San Francisco, California (green and cream)
    • Johnstown, Pennsylvania (orange)
    • Toronto, Canada (maroon and cream)

Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

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