Testing the Rail Trolleys

By CRAIG BROWN August 20th, 2020

I just received word that the first of the Rail Trolleys ( #501 ) is being tested on the streets of Galveston. Acceleration and braking, as well as computer synchronization, will be fine-tuned for the next few weeks using sandbags that were loaded into the trolley to achieve the estimated added weight of passengers. After their report is complete, adjustments will be made to the computers that operate the drive system. No riders will be permitted during testing. The second Rail Trolley will be delivered in the near future. It is still unknown when full service, which has been temporarily on hold due to the CoVid-19 Pandemic, will begin. Even without passengers, it is fantastic to see the first of these historic trolleys return to our streets.