Monday morning, in an event akin to the release of The Godfather Part II, The Empire Strikes Back, or Ernest Saves Christmas, the SECOND of Milwaukee’s new streetcars arrived downtown. Like its predecessor back in March, the 67-foot-long, 83,000-pound streetcar came in after a days-long flatbed truck trip from Brookville, Pennsylvania. It was greeted by police, Department of Public Works crews, 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 getting ready to take pictures of the second Milwaukee streetcar:

Here are pictures of people taking pictures of the second Milwaukee streetcar as it arrives:

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

Here’s a picture of us taking pictures of people taking pictures of the second Milwaukee streetcar (courtesy of Jeff Bentoff):

And here’s a picture of the second Milwaukee streetcar. Following months of test runs, the full system is expected to be up and running by the end of the year. Oh, and it’s still 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.