Trolley returns to rails along Savannah waterfront
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Crowds of revelers celebrate St. Patrick's Day early along historic River Street in Savannah, Ga. on Friday, March 14, 2014. Blue laws preventing the city's bars from opening on Sundays have been shelved over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
Crowds of revelers celebrate St. Patrick's Day early along historic River Street in Savannah, Ga. on Friday, March 14, 2014. Blue laws preventing the city's bars from opening on Sundays have been shelved over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah's 1930s-era River Street trolley has been returned to rails along the waterfront after spending about a year stored away at the Georgia State Railroad Museum.

With the help of two cranes, the streetcar known as Dottie was hoisted off a flatbed truck Monday and placed on two platforms fitted with new steel wheels and axles.

The Savannah Morning News reports that the $81,000 overhaul was needed after the weight of the retrofitted diesel-electric engine put the streetcar out of commission in early 2013.

Veleeta McDonald, Savannah's mobility and parking services director, said the city is going to do some test runs for a few weeks to make sure everything works the way it is supposed to before it becomes fully operational again.

Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com 

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