Interurban Trolley

Interurban Trolley (HM14RT)

Location: Lynnwood, WA 98036 Snohomish County
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N 47° 49.043', W 122° 16.656'

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Trolley Car 55 is a 1907 Interurban single-ended, wood framed electric rail car that was constructed by the Niles Carbody Works and delivered to the Seattle-Everett Traction Company in 1910. The Interurban Rail Line provided commuter service from the newly established community of Alderwood Manor (now Lynnwood) to Seattle and Everett. The Interurban was a key element used to encourage people in the cities to relocate to ranchettes in Alderwood Manor that were created by the subdivision of former timberlands.

In 1939, the Interurban Rail Line was dismantled and Car 55 was converted to a diner along Highway 99 in Everett, the Old '55' Cafe. In 1964, it was donated to the Northwest Railway Museum and served as a ticket office for Snoqualmie's historic railway for about ten years. The car was use for storage for several years and then left to deteriorate.

In 1993, the City of Lynnwood purchased "Old 55" and began restoration in 1996 with a Federal ISTEA grant, Washington State Heritage Capital Projects Fund grant and City funding.
HM NumberHM14RT
Placed ByCity of Lynnwood
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 554077 N 5296256
Decimal Degrees47.81738333, -122.27760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 49.043', W 122° 16.656'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 49' 2.58" N, 122° 16' 39.36" W
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Area Code(s)425, 360, 206
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19925 Poplar Way, Lynnwood WA 98036, US
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