Streetcars, nearly extinct, are making a comeback

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In this Sept. 28, 2013 photo, Johnathan Sainski, 2, of Wheatland, Wis., points out his favorite streetcar to his grandmother Anna Sainski, of Bristol, Wis., during Kenosha Streetcar Day outside the Joseph McCarthy Transit Center in Kenosha, Wis. From left are the Johnstown (Kenosha), Southeastern Pennsylvania, Cincinnati and the Pittsburgh streetcars. When the city of Kenosha lost the auto plant that employed thousands, the a bruised community in southern Wisconsin plucked something unexpected from its pre-automobile past to help reinvent the city and fill its depressed downtown with life. They brought back their street cars, sending brightly colored antique trolleys creeping along a two-mile loop around the city and along the lake Michigan shore. (AP Photo/Michael Schmidt)