Happy Birthday, SunLink! (video)

Sunlink

The eastern stop of the SunLink modern streetcar.

Four years ago, on a ridiculously hot July day, thousands of Tucsonans showed up to welcome the Modern Streetcar (AKA SunLink or affectionately “the trolley”) to downtown Tucson.

Tomorrow, July 28, Tucson will celebrate the streetcar’s steamy birthday with music and air-conditioned rides.

I won’t be downtown for the birthday party because I am giving a talk on the Equal Rights Amendment on Saturday night in Tubac, but I hope you all will check out the festivities and the live music on the streetcar and along the route. Below the fold are a few photos and a video from opening day.

Congress Street

Congress Street before the streetcar.

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SunLink dedication, 2014

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Downtowners welcome the modern streetcar to Congress Street.

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Tucsonans take their first ride on the modern streetcar.

Jim and Pam Hannley

Our first streetcar selfie.

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The poet’s head at the eastern end of the streetcar line, near the Poetry Center.

I just happened to be at the right place at the right time for the streetcar launch and the pep band. 🙂

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