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Hampton’s Streetcar 390 Begins Journey Home Monday Morning for Wednesday 10AM Welcoming Event

July 27, 2017 |

Hampton’s last remaining streetcar, the 390, returns home next week for restoration and eventual display after a 71-year absence. 

Streetcar 390 will begin its return journey to Hampton, departing the Baltimore Streetcar Museum on the morning of Monday, July 31. For the last segment of the journey, the truck carrying Streetcar 390 is planned to exit Interstate-64 and travel to Fort Monroe via Mercury Boulevard. This will provide Hampton denizens, and those who travel Mercury Boulevard, an opportunity to see this unique historic artifact travel through the city it once served.

Transporting Streetcar 390 entails complicated preparations and maneuvers that make predicting exact timing and determining the best vantage points for viewing difficult. Depending on weather and road conditions, the streetcar may arrive into the area as early as late Monday afternoon or evening, to as late as Tuesday.

The final route from Interstate-64 to Fort Monroe will be approved and provided by VDOT only once she has arrived in the area. The most likely route will be via Mercury Blvd onto Fort Monroe. Once in place at Fort Monroe, she will be assessed and prepared for the arrival event at the restoration site at 57 Patch Road on Fort Monroe at 10 am, Wednesday, August 2.  After restoration she will be housed in custom pavilion in Downtown Hampton.

Once Hampton History Museum receives word that the low-boy truck transporting Streetcar 390 has left Interstate-295 and is headed down Interstate-64, media contacts will be informed of a more accurate arrival time and route.

Make history with us in cheering on Streetcar 390 as she heads to her new temporary home!