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Astoria Riverfront Trolley

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Overview

The Astoria Riverfront Trolley is a heritage line along the Columbia Riverfront. Service is provided by a single restored former San Antonio Trolley, "Old 300". No overhead catenary exists, so power is provided by a tag-along generator.

The route has 8 sheltered stops, however passengers may flag the trolley down anywhere along its route by waving a dollar.

A trip to Astoria is incomplete without a ride on the trolley, as it takes you through tourist attractions, docks, condominiums, active canneries, and the old pilings of long-gone buildings out in the river. The old Astoria rail station, now shuttered, is at the end of the line and is the last stop on the special Amtrak Lewis and Clark Explorer train (Portland-Astoria). This service commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

A ride also gives you a generous helping of Astoria history, for the conductor narrates along the trip. An interesting fact is that Astoria once had a streetcar system, however a large part its tracks were completely destroyed in a 1922 fire. This system was never re-built.

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Links

Official Site - Astoria Riverfront Trolley. Astoria Riverfront Trolley official site- history, operation hours, and more information.

Page Credits

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