The Trolley Care program provides a fun, hands-on learning experience working on trolleys for those who are interested in the mechanical side of trolley cars and want to help maintain, repair, and restore trolleys. The program was first launched in 2016 and we are pleased to announce its return for the 2018 season.
The program will be held one Saturday of every other month from 8:30 AM to 1 PM. Lunch will be provided. We request that those 12-15 years of age be accompanied by an adult. For those under the age of 12, please contact us in advance. Please wear work clothes including closed toed shoes. Safety glasses and work gloves will be available, however, we encourage bringing your own, if you have them. Those who attended in 2016 are welcomed to return for additional learning and experiences.
March 17- General Maintenance (lubrication of the cars, controller maintenance, motor and compressor inspection, etc.)
June 2- Assessing a car for repair/restoration (motor testing, checking truck condition, estimating project scope and time frame etc.). We'll also cover the differences between our regular trolleys, interurban car, and electric locomotive
July 14- Repair/restoration of car 65
September 15- Put poles on car 65, clerestory window installation, seat/heater installation, how to rebuild a trolley catcher, and possibly more
* Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather or other concerns. Topics for June, July, and September will be determined depending on the interests of the group
To register or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us using the ‘Do you have a question for the shop?’ feature on the right side of the page or email the museum office.