June's Program: Iowa has long been famous for the longevity of its electric railways. The Ft. Dodge, Des Moines & Southern operated well into the 1950s. The Iowa Terminal (formerly Mason City and Clear Lake) still operates electric freight operations to this date. Other electric railway operations were not so fortunate.
Join us June 28 as rail and transit historian William Shapotkin gives us a look back at the nearly-forgotten streetcar operations of Dubuque. We will also take a look at the only still-operating urban rail transit operation in the state of Iowa -- the 4th St Elevator and its long-gone cousin, the 11th St Elevator -- both of which literally took electric transit in Dubuque to new heights.
The Loop River Room is located on the second floor. After entering the lobby, go through the glass doors on your left for stair and elevator access to the area. Doors open at 6 p.m.
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