Museum Celebrates Restoration Of 100-Year-Old Trolley

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A 100-year-old trolley car, rescued from a warehouse in Orlando five years ago, will be introduced to the public tomorrow morning.

No. 1758 is back on the trails again and can be seen at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington, PA.

The trolley was restored to the way it used to be by volunteers Jim Herron and Bob Alexander.

Executive director of the museum Scott Becker says the trolley provided escape from the heat of summers past.

“The open air cars, the breezers, summer cars, picnic cars, that’s what they were called. They were used really to refresh people, to take people off into the country to a place like Kennywood amusement park,” says Becker.

The car can top out at 25 miles an hour and it will carry the museum visitors on weekends through Labor Day.

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

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