Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum

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Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum
Location Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, United States.
Coordinates 42°35′58″N 72°44′20″W / 42.599517°N 72.738836°W / 42.599517; -72.738836Coordinates: 42°35′58″N 72°44′20″W / 42.599517°N 72.738836°W / 42.599517; -72.738836
Website www.sftm.org
Car# 10 running in the Buckland freight yard.

The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum is a small railroad museum in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, United States.[1] [2] [3] [4]

The museum (SFTM) is dedicated to preserving and operating car number 10 of the former Shelburne Falls and Colrain Street Railway. This is a combination passenger-baggage trolley car built by the Wason Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1896 and is the last known trolley car from the Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway.

In 1992, Marshall Johnson donated car number 10 (which his father had bought and saved when the Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway shut down, decades earlier) to a small group of people who restored the car back to working order.

The museum also has a small assortment of equipment that is not related to the Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway, including an ex-Central Vermont caboose, a Central Vermont handcar, 2 MBTA PCC cars, and other railroad and trolley equipment.

The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum is located in the old Buckland Freight yard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trolley Museum opens May 27". The Recorder. 2017-05-19. Retrieved 2018-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum to officially pay off its mortgage". Greenfield Recorder. July 11, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Trolleyfest brings back memories, makes memories for attendees". The Recorder. 2017-07-24. Retrieved 2018-07-22. 
  4. ^ Roessler, Mark (2010-06-04). "Take A Breezer". Valley Advocate. 

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