Electric City Trolley Museum

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Electric City Trolley Museum
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Established1999
LocationScranton, Pennsylvania
Typetransport museum
Websitewww.ectma.org

The Electric City Trolley Museum is a trolley museum located in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, next to the Steamtown National Historic Site. The museum displays and operates restored trolleys and interurbans on former lines of the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad, which are now owned by the government of Lackawanna County and operated by the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad.

History[edit]

Established in 1999, the Electric City Trolley Museum is located in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, next to the Steamtown National Historic Site. It is owned by the Electric City Trolley Museum Association.

Exhibits[edit]

Entrance to the museum

The museum displays and operates restored trolleys and interurbans on former lines of the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad, now owned by the government of Lackawanna County and operated by the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad.

In 2006, the museum opened a 2,000-foot extension connecting the county's trolley line from the Steamtown National Historic Site to a new station and trolley restoration facility next to PNC Field in Moosic, Pennsylvania. The trip, including a long tunnel, replicates a typical 1920's interurban ride. The new tracks and trolley barn are part of a $2 million project financed by capital funds from the county and the state. The barn has space for up to nine trolleys, allowing the county museum to spend more time working to bring defunct cars back to running order. It has a gallery where visitors can observe the repairs.

In September 2017, the museum became home to a model train scene depicting Scranton. The diorama had been gifted to WNEP-TV by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to replace the train in the news station's backyard, but it was too large.[1]

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Horvath, Jeff. "Train set gifted by HBO's John Oliver unveiled at Electric City Trolley Museum". Retrieved 2018-01-19.

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Coordinates: 41°24′34″N 75°40′23″W / 41.40944°N 75.67306°W / 41.40944; -75.67306