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Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 11:00am - 05:00pm
 
 Contact  trolley@sftm.or (413) 625-9443

The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, is a fun day of trolley car rides, pump car rides and more for the entire family!

Visit our operating museum, located near the Historic Bridge of Flowers and the "glacial" potholes in the village of Shelburne Falls. You can take a ride on Trolley No. 10 and our old fashioned pump car (not suitable for small children). In our Visitors Center you can play with wooden and electric trains (suitable for children of all ages), browse historical photos from the time of trolleys and purchase trolley and railroad related items in our TrolleyShop gift shop. Outside you can climb into our big red Caboose.

The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum is dedicated to preserving and operating Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway trolley car No. 10. This car was built by Wason Manufacturing Co. in Springfield MA in 1896. It was delivered new to Shelburne Falls and has never left the valley. For thirty years it served its namesake towns. For twenty years it crossed the Deerfield River on what is now the famous Bridge of Flowers. Saved by a local farmer, it spent sixty-five years as a chicken coop, tool shed and play house. Now, through the efforts of the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, you can ride it in the same freight yard where it used to load  and unload passengers, apples, mail, milk and other freight, one hundred years ago.

We have a collection of railroad and trolley artifacts and pictures, as well as an ex-Central Vermont Caboose and several other pieces of rolling stock.  Run wooden and electric model and toy trains in the Kids Corner. You can also often ride on our antique pump car (not suitable for small children). The museum is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, funded by memberships and donations, and is open to the public during regular hours and also for parties and field trips.  We would also appreciate donations of railroad and trolley artifacts.

Location 14 Depot Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Photo: Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum Car 10 at the station
Photographed by Richard Strycharz Jr., June 19, 2010.