Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Kenosha PCC 4616, painted in Cincinatti's yellow and blue livery, pauses at 2nd Ave & 54th St, in September 2002. Photo by Richard Panse.


The City of Kenosha constructed an electric streetcar system utilizing historic PCC streetcars in coordination with the Harborpark Development on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Kenosha streetcar system will connect the 64 acre Harborpark development into the existing central city area and the METRA commuter rail station. Installation of the track subbase was completed in the fall of 1998, and the streets in Harborpark were completed in the fall of 1999 including the streetcar track. Electric overhead construction was completed in April of 2000. The first of five ex-Toronto PCC streetcars was delivered on Thursday, May 4, 2000. Each car is painted in a unique livery that represents a transit system that operated PCC streetcars. The dedication of the Streetcar line and the new Transit Center was held on June 17, 2000, with scheduled service starting on June 19, 2000

The city of Kenosha's Harborpark Plan comprises 400 new urban housing units and retail, commercial and restaurant facilities. The streetcar circulator project demonstrates the feasibility of reintroducing zero emission, electric transit into mid-west cities and the application of special short haul transit applications. Kenosha has been a leader in implementing alternate fuels technology and operates 12 Compressed Natural Gas buses. The 12 CNG buses represent over 28% of the 42 bus Kenosha Transit Fleet. When the 5 PCC Streetcars are placed in service over 36% of the Kenosha Transit's revenue vehicles will be powered by alternate fuels.

Station By Station

The circular route begins at the METRA Commuter Rail Station and travels south on 11th Ave. to 56th Street. The streetcars operate in the grass boulevard in the center of 56th St. running east through the Civic Center, past the 6th Ave. Retail District, the new Harborpark Neighborhood, Southport Marina, and terminating at Celebration Park adjacent to Lake Michigan. The return trip will operate between Harborwalk Park and 54th Street past the Museum Complex, the north side of the Harborpark Condominiums, Navy Park, City Hall, and Kenosha Transit's new downtown Transit Center. The streetcars will operate in the curb lane of 54th Street between 8th Ave. and 11th Ave., stopping at Sheridan Road and the Public Safety Building before returning to the METRA Commuter Rail Station.


The streetcar system is operated with five remanufactured PCC Streetcars that were formerly operated on the Toronto Lakefront Streetcar Line. The cars were built in 1951 by Canadian Car and Foundry and retained their former TTC numbers. The Streetcar House is be located on 54th St. at 8th Avenue, and is part of the new Kenosha Transit Center.

  • 4606: Chicago Green Hornet livery
  • 4609: Pittsburgh Red and White with Black and Silver trim
  • 4610: Toronto 'Wine Red & Cream'
  • 4615: Johnstown Orange and Cream
  • 4616: Cincinatti Yellow with Blue Striping

Photo Gallery

Five Random Images

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 56th St. & Ring Road

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Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: Ring Road & Celebration Place

Image 53790

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Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: Car Barn (At McCarthy Transit Center)

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: Car Barn (At McCarthy Transit Center)

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Photo by: Richard Panse

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Photos By Location

Photo locations: McCarthy Transit Center/54th St. & 7th Ave., 54th St. & 8th Ave. (Westbound), 54th St. & Sheridan Road (Westbound), 54th St. & 10th Ave. (Westbound), 54th St. & 11th Ave. (West to South Turn), 11th Ave. & 55th St. (Southbound), 11th Ave. & 56th St. (South to East Turn), 56th St. & 10th Ave. (Eastbound), 56th St. & Sheridan Road (Eastbound), 56th St. & 8th Ave. (Eastbound), 56th St. & 7th Ave. (Eastbound), 56th St. & 6th Ave. (Eastbound), 56th St. & 5th Ave. (Eastbound), 56th St. & 4th Ave. (Eastbound), 56th St. & 3rd Ave. (Eastbound), 56th St. & 2nd Ave. (Eastbound), 56th St. & 1st Ave. (Eastbound), 56th St. & Ring Road, Ring Road & Celebration Place, Ring Road & 54th St., 54th St. & 1st Ave. (Westbound), 54th St. & 2nd Ave. (Westbound), 54th St. & 3nd Ave. (Westbound), 54th St. & 4th Ave. (Westbound), 54th St. & 5th Ave. (Westbound), 54th St. & 6th Ave. (Westbound), Car Barn (At McCarthy Transit Center)


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