Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Shelburne Falls

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The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum is a small railroad museum in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, United States.
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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  • Unfortunately was closed during the time we visited. Have been there two years ago and had a fun time.  more »
  • We had a great time at this little museum. It’s rare that you get to touch, operate, and ride on refurbished historical machinery! We ended up with a private ride on the trolly car and the operators.....  more »
  • Disappointed that museum and trolley car were only open on the weekend. Also that the trolley run appeared to be only a couple hundred yards long. Bridge of Flowers was beautiful but no pictures of the bridge showing the trolley using it before the garden club took it over. Great little bars and eaterys in vicinity. Worth the stop.
  • Awesome place, great staff! Kids had a barrel of fun and learned a lot about trolley cars

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