Archive: 3/8/2003 #3

By: gjohnsen | Date: 8.03.2003 | Categories: Archive

The Master Units have become a permanent part of Yakima’s YVT collection. After twice nearly being sold to cities elsewhere, the streetcars found a friend in Yakima philanthropist Al DeAtley. DeAtley purchased the streetcars from the bank that had seized them to pay off defaulted loans from the defunct Yakima Interurban Lines Association. On February 20th of this year, DeAtley donated them to the city of Yakima for permanent preservation. The streetcars had been appraised in 2001 at $175,000. YVT is very appreciative of Mr. DeAtley’s generosity.