On Friday, December 23, 2005, the
Peabody Hotel dedicated a River Rail Streetcar stop for Little
Rock/North Little Rock's streetcar system. Part of that dedicaton was
the famous Peabody ducks marching into the trolley via a red carpet,
then taking a ride around the Little Rock loop. Here are a few pictures
of the event, all taken by Ken Ziegenbein. There is also a
large-format, 3 mb sound MPEG movie of the ducks marching into the
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Almost like they were asked, a group of southbound geese flew over the
area in Little Rock where the streetcar Peabody Hotel stop dedication
was to take place. It was about 9:15 a.m. RIGHT-
Getting ready for the Peabody ducks, the streetcar is seen through the
back of the enclosed Peabody stop.
The news media were out in force. All Little Rock areas tv stations
were there. The official dedication took place at 9:30 a.m. December
The Peabody Hotel is in the background.
Inside a van of a local tv station. RIGHT-
Roger Frederick, left, head of River Rail and Keith Jones, right, head
of Central Arkansas Transit (www.cat.org)
Gourmet lettuce for the ducks. RIGHT-
Starting to lay the red duck carpet.
The Peabody Ducks were rolled out of the hotel in their rolling transit
This stop is on East Markham lookin east. RIGHT-
This fence was put up along the duck parade route as the media get
ready with their cameras.
Santa is escorting the ducks up the carpeted ramp. For a short, but
large(3 mb) format MPEG sound movie taken right after the photo above,
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One stragler. RIGHT-
Taking a ride with the Peabody Ducks on Streetcar 410.
De-boarding after finishing the