Shore Line Trolley Museum, Branford (East Haven), CT

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Re: Shore Line Trolley Museum, Branford (East Haven), CT

Postby tj48 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:42 pm

Once the new barns are in operation are there any plans for the old barns?
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Re: Shore Line Trolley Museum, Branford (East Haven), CT

Postby Mr rt » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:55 am

Old barns can't be replaced because they are in the flood plain, but they can be maintained ... that's the plan.
Today is "Annual Meeting" about now they are running a car up to new barn on it's own power (first O/H line was installed recently).
Still some track left to be laid (loop, etc.)
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Re: Shore Line Trolley Museum, Branford (East Haven), CT

Postby RailRide » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:58 pm

It had been suggested that one could possibly get around the floodplain issue by renovating half of an existing barn, then renovating the other half at a later date.

Result: an old barn with new poles holding it up.

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Re: Shore Line Trolley Museum, Branford (East Haven), CT

Postby Mr rt » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:01 pm

Yes, they could put in new poles, but that wouldn't be an easy thing to do.
Maintenance to the old barns will continue because we need the inside space to store cars.
Also the everyday use cars are stored in the old barn area ... less walking for operators.
Many years ago a guy spearheaded an effort to raise the tracks a foot or so.
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Re: Shore Line Trolley Museum, Branford (East Haven), CT

Postby The EGE » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:32 pm

Looks like the museum and Muni (San Francisco) are doing an interesting swap. Shore Line gets an old Muni cable car; Muni gets two Red Arrow cars that will be restored to run on their E Embarcadero line.
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