History was made this past weekend in Yakima, Washington. For the very first time ever the current Mayor of Yakima, Jannice Deccio, drove one of the historic Yakima Trolleys! That's 100 years of trolley rides and never once has a mayor done this and that's not all that's exciting. There's a party coming up and you are invited!

We're Taking It Back to the Roaring '20s!

Photo by Xander Deccio. L-R: Ken Johnsen, Mayor Janice Deccio, Xander Deccio. Scott Neel in the rear.
HISTORY WAS MADE ON YVT STEEPLECAB LOCOMOTIVE #298 TODAY. The first recorded instance of a Yakima Mayor operating an electric locomotive on the streets of Yakima occurred today, September 3rd, 2022. Mayor Janice Deccio and her husband Xander visited the Yakima Valley Trolleys this afternoon. It happened that steeplecab locomotive #298 was being given its shake down runs in preparation for its birthday celebration on September 24th. The Mayor and her husband were treated to a ride on the 298 and then allowed to actually operate the locomotive down Pine Street. Our training supervisor Scott Neel said that she did very well for a first time run, and even stopped the locomotive on the spot he told her to aim for. (Stopping the locomotive requires more skill than starting it!)
A good time was had by all!!!

Back in the Day Fundraiser with Yakima Valley Trolleys & Women's Century Club

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 17th, 2022

Tours of the George Donald home at 304 North Second Street feature music, live entertainment, dapper costumed 1920s tour guides, refreshments and dessert!!

Rides on the Yakima Valley Trolley at the corner of Third Avenue and Pine Street feature costumed motormen who will entertain you as you ride in a vintage Yakima trolley and give you a fascinating tour of the Yakima Valley Trolleys' carbarn and powerhouse museum.

One $12 ticket gets you all this ($10 for seniors, military and children). To order tickets, contact Crystal at 509-400-6005. Saturday, September 17th, 1pm – 4pm.

This is a fantastic way to give back, have some fun, and support what could become a National Landmark in our area! The Yakima Valley Trolleys are the last working Electric Railway cars in the entire nation. There is a TON of work that is put into maintaining the rails and also refurbishing the cars, if you don't already follow Yakima Valley Trolleys on Facebook and their website it's a must! Incredible stories and fantastic pictures bring you back in time.

Use These 1920's Phrases at the Party

  • Let's ankle (walk) our way through this party
  • Grab your bearcats (lively, spirited women possibly with a fiery streak), and let's ride the trolley
  • That sounds like berries (bee's knees) to me!

Yakima Valley Trolleys

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