Today, in an event akin to the arrival of a President, a Pope, or Jesus Christ himself come back to spread the good word about public transportation, the first of Milwaukee’s new streetcars arrived downtown. Coming in after a days-long flatbed truck trip from Brookville, Pennsylvania, the 67-foot-long, 83,000-pound streetcar was greeted by Mayor Tom Barrett, Ald. Bob Bauman, every news organization in town, and a lot of people taking pictures. Here are pictures of those people taking pictures.

Here’s a picture of people taking pictures of the Milwaukee streetcar as it arrives:

Here are pictures of people taking pictures of the Milwaukee streetcar as it gets closer: (Shout-out to Urban Milwaukee‘s Jeramey Jannene, bottom right, whom we expected would be riding in on this thing like a float.)

Here are more pictures of people taking pictures of the Milwaukee streetcar:

Here are pictures of Mayor Barrett saying “Well, here it is!” to the people taking pictures of the Milwaukee streetcar:

Here’s a picture of a helicopter taking pictures of the Milwaukee streetcar:

Here’s a picture of a drone taking pictures of the Milwaukee streetcar:

And here’s a picture of the Milwaukee streetcar. It will begin 621 miles of test runs in April. The full system is expected to be up and running by the end of the year. Oh, and it’s called “The Hop.”

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Matt Wild
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In his spare time, Matt Wild enjoys collecting 8-bit Nintendo games (emulation is for creeps) and fondly remembering the time Milwaukee weatherman Vince Condella caused a stir at his Catholic grade school by showing up with an earring. He lives on Milwaukee's East Side.