There are some new developments in the case of the theft of the Yakima Valley Trolleys’ historic overhead running wire. Read the full story in the Yakima Herald-Republic.

The loss of the overhead electrical wire necessitated use of a gas-powered motor-generator unit to traverse some parts of the historic YVT trackage. Our dedicated volunteers are committed to restoring the wire as part of our mission to preserve America’s last intact, early 20th Century interurban electric railway. Thanks to the support of The City of Yakima, Puget Sound Energy, Picatti Brothers Inc. and our outstanding volunteers, we hope to have this restoration complete soon.

The new overhead electrical system incorporates many anti-theft measures so that we can continue the important work of preserving Yakima’s historic, 103-year-old interurban electric railway.

2010 Summer operations along the Pine Street line will begin Memorial Day weekend.