Save the Angeleno Heights Trolley

$1,890 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 40 months
Chris Wabich  LOS ANGELES, CA

Hello!  We are the Angeleno Heights Trolley Inc., an official non profit organization that has in its possession the original #1030 streetcar that ran from Angeleno Heights to Downtown L.A. through the late 1940s.

Our goal as a non profit organization is to share its history with Echo Park by restoring and displaying it in the Angeleno Heights community by means of a coffee shop, art gallery or museum: the possibilities are endless, which is why we are looking for your ideas and financial support.


Over the past few years the trolley has sat in limbo and the budget from years of fundraising has been spent due to time in a storage facility that has raised rent dramatically at every turn.

We have recently been in touch with the city's metro system and are pleased to report that they are interested in helping us get the trolley out of storage and towards full renovations to make our #1030 trolley a historical monument for the Echo Park community.

To do this, we must first raise funds to pay off current storage and move the trolley to a metro appropriate location to begin quotes on refurbishment.

Therefore, we are asking for your help in donating any amount you can afford to this project for phase 1 (storage/moving).  We welcome your feedback and wish to move forward with this as a community.

As an official non profit organization, the Angeleno Heights Trolley Inc. makes every donation you make tax deductible!  And are happy to provide you with charitable contribution deduction forms upon donation.

 

 

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Update 2
Posted by Chris Wabich
29 months ago
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greetings! we are entering phase 2 of the project. the trolley is safely stored with LA Metro for until march 2017. The next steps are:
1) fund raise for insurance 2K needed this year
2) repair all of the bench seats to usable/safe condition
est. wood milling cost ($1500) plus volunteer time ($0)
3) replace the wooden roof ($4k)
old met new! (MTA green line on R)
trolley bench
roof condition - requires replacement
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Update 1
Posted by Chris Wabich
38 months ago
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$1,890 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 40 months
Created October 5, 2015
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$10
Anonymous
21 months ago
$25
Lawrence Fried
22 months ago

It would be amazing & wonderful if old 1030 could be restored & placed in service on a short run similar to Angel's Flight downtown 's normal operation - current Angel's Flight status aside. I will contact you with an idea for getting 1030 back on track! Thank you for your commitment to this wonderful, uncommon restoration venture!

$10
Anonymous
23 months ago
$10
Anonymous
24 months ago
$20
linda Arroz
29 months ago
$15
Anonymous
29 months ago
JB
$100
Jackie Beery
31 months ago
JF
$50
John Feinour
31 months ago

So many great things around Echo Park!

JM
$50
John McWhirter
31 months ago
$40
Jenny San Angel
31 months ago

Go Go Go!

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