The Friends of the Benson Trolleys have begun a fundraising effort.

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A local effort is under way to bring a pair of the vintage Benson Trolleys from Melbourne, Australia, back to the streets of Seattle. Related stories: George Benson, 85 championed Seattle’s waterfront trolley (October 2004) Brief, partial history of Seattle’s street cars and trolleys (December 2007) Seattleā€™s classic waterfront streetcars stuck at dead end (June 2012)