Facts and Figures

Operator The shopping center
System Type Heritage Trolley
Year Opened 2002
# of Lines 1
# of Cars 1 +  1 trailer
Gauge Standard
Stations 2
Power Battery
Fare Media None
Data Date 2009
1st Visit 7/2009
Last Visit 7/2009
% Rode 100%

US West > Los Angeles Transit
The Americana at Brand Trolley


This is a small loop trolley line that does a loop through The Americana At Brand "Lifestyle Center in Glendale, CA. This is an open air mall designed like old downtowns. The Shopping Center operator is the same that runs The Grove in LA which also has a trolley.

This trolley operates via batteries as there is no overhead. The batteries are charged via inductive loops at one of the two stops on the loop, as well as the car barn. It is patterned after an open air car. There is also a trailer car that can be used. It looks like a trolley from "Mister Rogers Neighborhood

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The car barn built into the parking garage (6/29/09) The car entering service after a early dinner break (6/29/09)
Entering the "mainline" from the carbarn spur (6/29/09) In operation on the loop (6/29/09)
In operation on the loop (6/29/09) The motorman look "official" 6/29/09)
The cars have advertising car cards that at least gives a period feel (6/29/09) The cars have advertising car cards that at least gives a period feel (6/29/09)

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