On Friday night, DDOT crews moved the first streetcar to H Street.

DC Streetcar. All images from BeyondDC.

The last time streetcars ran on DC streets was January, 1962, just shy of 52 years ago. But don’t expect to catch a ride just yet. The streetcars must now undergo a series of on-street tests before passenger service can begin sometime in 2014.

Are you excited? We’re excited.

Many city residents stopped by over the weekend to snap their own pictures. If you haven’t had a chance yet, it’s right there. You can go anytime.

Cross-posted at BeyondDC.


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Dan Malouff is a transportation planner for Arlington and an adjunct professor at George Washington University. He has a degree in urban planning from the University of Colorado and lives in Trinidad, DC. He runs BeyondDC and contributes to the Washington Post. Dan blogs to express personal views, and does not take part in GGWash's political endorsement decisions.