The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum is a small railroad museum in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, United States.Plan your visit to Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Shelburne Falls trip builder tool.
The museum (SFTM) is dedicated to preserving and operating car number 10 of the former Shelburne Falls and Colrain Street Railway. This is a combination passenger-baggage trolley car built by the Wason Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1896 and is the last known trolley car from the Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway.
In 1992, Marshall Johnson donated car number 10 (which his father had bought and saved when the Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway shut down, decades earlier) to a small group of people who restored the car back to working order.
The museum also has a small assortment of equipment that is not related to the Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway, including an ex-Central Vermont caboose, a Central Vermont handcar, 2 MBTA PCC cars, and other railroad and trolley equipment.
The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum is located in the old Buckland Freight yard.
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It had been exactly seven years since our last visit, and the prices stayed the same ! It was $4 for a ticket to ride the electric trolley and the pump car, and free for Dads ! The conductor was...
It had been exactly seven years since our last visit, and the prices stayed the same ! It was $4 for a ticket to ride the electric trolley and the pump car, and free for Dads ! The conductor was... more »
Unfortunately was closed during the time we visited. Have been there two years ago and had a fun time.
Unfortunately was closed during the time we visited. Have been there two years ago and had a fun time. more »
My husband and I LOVED our visit to the trolley museum. We just happened upon the town and decided to check it out. We got to explore the indoor museum, a caboose car, rode the original Shelburne Falls trolley with a guided tour, and actually got to drive both pump cars as well! It was so much fun and very interesting for only $4 for an adult day pass. The entire museum is run by knowledgable and friendly volunteers. We are looking forward to our next visit when the museum plans to have three more train cars on display as well as an expanded car house.
Good change of pace visit. If you are going to the Bridge of Flowers, I would says it is good 30-60 minutes side trip. The short Trolley ride was fun. The manual hand pump rail transport was good. Walking though the the train caboose was good and relaxing. Good photo taking place.
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