Video: Streetcar gets a workout as tests continue on Oklahoma City system
One of Oklahoma City's streetcars got a road test Thursday near the @OKCStreetcar maintenance facility.
Testing is beginning on the Hudson Avenue "nonrevenue" track between about SW 4 Street and SW 7.
That track runs down the center of Hudson and essentially is a driveway between the mainline and the streetcar garage at SW 7.
It is called nonrevenue track because passengers won't be carried when streetcars are on that part of the system.
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Two of Oklahoma City's seven streetcars have been delivered so far from the manufacturing plant in western Pennsylvania.
Both of those are in the "redbud" colors.
The third streetcar, a blue one, is to be delivered Monday.
The streetcars are manufactured by Brookville Equipment Corp. of Brookville, Pennsylvania, and are the company's Liberty model.
They are designed to operate partially on battery power, so sections of the approximately 5 miles of track will not have overhead wires.
Streetcars cost close to $5 million each.
Streetcar tracks are being installed in downtown streets and streetcars will share the road with other traffic.
The system is to begin operations in December.