Rail traffic at right angles obliges the photographer in this downtown
view. The Streetcar is headed for RiverPlace, and the TriMet MAX train
is doing the long Blue Line route from Hillsboro out to Gresham. The
lighter streetcar vehicles can run along MAX rails, but streetcar tracks
cannot accommodate the bigger units.
The line's fleet consists of ten units, built in the Czech Republic by
Škoda-Inekon. The cars are double-ended. Unlike the trolleys of
old, there is only one power collection unit atop each car, and thus it may
be bowed either toward the front or rear of the vehicle, depending on
direction of travel.