DDOT announced on its Facebook page on Tuesday that the three streetcars owned by the District of Columbia are now en route from the Czech Republic to D.C. DDOT posted several photos of the streetcars being loaded onto trucks in Ostrava, Czech Republic on November 13th and then being tranferred from the trucks to cargo skids in the Port of Hamburg, Germany, on November 17th for their trans-Atlantic voyage by ship. According to a source at DDOT, the streetcars are scheduled to arrive at the Port of Baltimore on December 10. Sometime thereafter they are expected to be on display a location in D.C., perhaps at Union Station.
D.C. streetcar being loaded on truck in Ostrava, Czech Republic, where D.C.’s streetcars were manufactured and stored by Inekon.
D.C. streetcar being loaded on cargo skid at Port of Hamburg, Germany.