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Tucson, Ariz., orders streetcars from Oregon Iron Works

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Following up on an earlier post Railway Age is now reporting that Tuscon Arizona is also getting streetcars from Oregon Iron Works. 

Tucson, Ariz. Wednesday became the second U.S. city awardinga contract to United Streetcar LLC, a subsidiary of Clackamas, Ore.-based Oregon Iron Works, Inc.

Tucson’s $26 million order, for seven streetcars, follows an earlier order by Portland, Ore., for six streetcars, which itself followed United Streetcar’s production of a prototype car now being tested in Portland.

Cars built by United Streetcar are similar in design to those of Plzen, Czech Republic-based Skoda Transportation a.s., under a technology transfer agreement signed by the two companies in 2006.

Written by Stephen Rees

May 29, 2009 at 7:37 am

Posted in Transportation

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