Looking back: Portland transportation photos from 1882 to 1936

We’ve been proudly serving our riders for over 40 years. However, TriMet wasn’t the Portland metropolitan area’s first transit service. We went back to the “archive” and uncovered some stunning vintage photos of streetcars, buses, riders, operators, floods, muddy boots, 19th century Portland buildings, mustachioed gentlemen, ladies in hats and more. 

For more information on the history of Portland public transit, visit trimet.org/history

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