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The Minnesota Streetcar Museum is proud to be a contributor to Minnesota Reflections, the Minnesota Digital Library.  To view MSM images in Minnesota Reflections, click here.

The Minnesota Digital Library Coalition (MDLC) — professionals from libraries, archives, historical societies, and museums across Minnesota — is creating a digital collection of the state's unique resources and special collections. The Minnesota Digital Library supports education, scholarship, and enrichment through Internet access to this collection. The MDLC provides a server and database environment and imaging support that is the technical foundation for current and future digitization activities.

Minnesota Reflections is the initial digitization effort of the MDLC. This digitization project, started in 2004, involves more than 150 participating historical societies, special archives, and libraries. The MDLC and participants digitized more than 135,000 unique photographs and images, collected the information on these images, and is creating a searchable database to help people access and use them.

For information about the Reproduction and Use of MSM Photographs and Images, click here. (pdf file)

To order images from the Museum, note the "Local Identifier" number at the bottom of the text accompanying an image and visit the MSM Store to print an order form.

MSM has posted 1,939 images on Minnesota Reflections, including photos, equipment plans, advertisements and publicity brochures.

To link to the complete Minnesota Reflections collection, click here.

Search note: Using the basic search function at the top right of each page searches the entire collection. For example, searching for "Snelling" yields many images of Ft. Snelling. Using the "Advanced Search" function will allow you the select the exact collection you want to search.


Como-Harriet and Excelsior Streetcar Lines Multimedia

Video Clips

Feel free to try out our most recent video clips. The clips listed below are all between 1 and 2 megabytes so you'll want to think twice about downloading them unless you have a cable modem or DSL.

These video clips can only be viewed using the Quicktime viewer which can be downloaded from Apple's web site.

There are also several hundred videos on YOUTUBE if you search for "Minnesota Streetcar Museum."

PCC Car #322PCC Run By
PCC Car #322 passes by the Archery Range on its way to Lake Calhoun. (950KB)

#78 #78 Run By
Car #78 passes by the carbarn on its run to the end of the line in Excelsior. (921KB)

Berry Bridge Berry Bridge
Car 265 passes under William Berry Bridge in one of the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line's most scenic sections. A toot of the whistle is standard operating procedure. (967KB)

Fast Track Fast Track
What if streetcars could go 200 miles an hour! Take a fast track tour of the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line's one mile right-of-way. (1.05MB)

Ghost TrolleyGhost Trolley
It's coming! Preview the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line's 2006 Ghost Trolley.......if you dare! (1.59MB)

Station Stop Station Stop
Car 265 pulls into the siding and approaches the Linden Hills Station on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line. (1.29MB) )

Leave StationLeave Station
All Aboard! Motorman Mike closes the doors, hits the foot gong, and applies power. Car 265 leaves the station with another load of passengers. (1.88MB)

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