Welcome to San Diego Blog | September 13, 2011
It’s ‘Back to the Future’ on the Vintage Trolley!
All aboard, for a ride back in time on San Diego Metropolitan Transit System’snewest “vintage” trolley car. After six years of meticulous restoration, the Presidents Conference Car #529 (PCC) had it’s maiden voyage around Downtown San Diego on August 18, 201.
Residents and visitors can now take a ride back in time on the Silver Line!
The World War II-era streetcar was originally built in 1949 and has been painstakingly restored from a non-operating antique, to fully functional trolley. It has been upgraded with wheelchair lifts, modern propulsion, and communications systems while preserving all the charm of the original vehicle. Even the hand-cranked windows along the top of the cars still work!
San Diego’s Silver Line Trolley offers a nostalgic ride in style!
The New MTS Silver Line regularly operates on Saturdays, Sundays and most holidays from 10 am – 2 pm. (Hours are subject to change during Padres season.)
Passengers will be able to board the Vintage Trolley at any of the stations it serves within the downtown loop (See map below).