Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Stories

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum


Talking About the Trolley Museum

October 25, 2020 | By Barrie Baker | Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

I find work at the Museum to be very rewarding. I feel I have touched lives by answering visitor questions and showing visitors how times have changed.

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Cropped West Penn Railways Streetcar 832 On June 1 2018 Photo By Fred Schneider Iii


Restoring Miss Brackenridge

June 10, 2019 | By Scott Becker | Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Miss Brackenridge had seen it all. In her prime, she was the pride of Allegheny Valley. She would ride up and down from Aspinwall to New Kensington, Tarentum, Natrona and everywhere between as folks admired her beautiful trappings and stunning curves.

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A Tale of Two Volunteers

August 30, 2017 | By Dorothy Tecklenburg | Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Twenty-five thousand five hundred hours.

That's one thousand, sixty-two and a half days, twenty four hours a day.

That's thirty-five months. That's nearly three years.

That's how much time one hundred-fifty volunteers log each year at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.

The Museum's oldest volunteer has been on earth for more than thirty-five thousand days. Its youngest has experienced a little over four thousand.

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