Starting September 6th we will be open on weekends only:

Sat. 10am - 4:30pm & Sun. 11am - 4:30pm

 

[Use our schedule-page to make your plans]

 

 

 

Night Time Photo Shoot, Sept 23rd

 

Night Time Photo Shoot event for the hobbyist or the professional, all are welcome.

Photo Shoot will be a 3 hour event starting at 7pm and ending at 10pm. Photographers will be able to shoot the graveyard collection and running Trolleys with our fully uniformed Motorman.

This is a closed event so registration is required, limited spaces available.

Please call 860-627-6540 or email office@ceraweb.org to register.

The cost $30pp with all proceeds supporting the operations of the Museum.

We ask that any pictures taken be shared with the Museum.

Unveiling of Connecticut Company Car 1326
Oct. 1st

 

Join us for the unveiling of the newly-restored Connecticut Company Car 1326.

Galen Semprebon, CT Trolley Museum President, and CTM volunteers will unveil Connecticut Company Car #1326 restoration project. This is your opportunity to get up close and personal with the project and be one of the first visitors to ride the car. The unveiling will be held on October 1st, 2016 at 11am.

Built in 1910 by the Osgood Bradley Company of Worcester, Mass. as a 30' (length of interior seating area) closed wooden car with side seating. Operating on Standard 0-50 trucks with 4-GE-80 motors and two K356 controllers, as the car is double ended. An official Connecticut Company roster of the early 1930's shows that cars #1320 through #1334 (which included #1326) were located in Waterbury, CT until June 19, 1937. Moved to New Haven, car 1326 operated there to the end of the trolley service and came to the trolley museum in 1948 after 38 years of service with the Connecticut Company.

A close look at the car, shows not many changes over all. It was built with sliding doors at each end of the passenger area so the motorman could close himself off from the passengers. The car was operated as a two-man car (motorman and conductor) until the late twenties or early thirties and when it was converted to one-man operation (motorman only) those sliding doors were removed.

Restoration began on the car about 4 years ago. The restoration included extensive repairs to the roof structure, new canvas roof including new trolley base boards. Interior woodwork restored, outside wood repairs, extensive motor work, wiring work, general electrical repairs, new ceiling panels, new light wiring inside the car, painting, repair of clearstory windows, repair and construction of 6 new windows, repairs to doors, and other miscellaneous work.

 

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The Connecticut Trolley Museum invites you to take a journey back in time and experience the transportation of yesterday. The museum features a variety of streetcars from the 1890s to 1950s, many of which are available for rides. At the Connecticut Trolley Museum, we provide a historically accurate educational and entertaining experience through the interpretation, preservation, restoration and operation of an electric railway.

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