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

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Post by aline1969 » Fri May 30, 2008 8:03 am

Tom, you will see a Toronto Witt while u visit...just not in Boston.
Replace the 57 with the Green Line!!! The people demand more transit, more new routes
$75 K raised for Middlesex & Boston trolley #41 :: Seashore Trolley Museum

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Re: Shoreline Trolley Museum, Branford, CT

Post by Mr rt » Mon May 18, 2009 7:27 am

Shoreline aka Branford is open Sat. & Sun. for the season now.
May 2nd & 3rd was Guest Operator/RT week-end.
I was the Dispatcher both days.
The NYC subway cars used were: R-17 6688 & LoV 5466.
Member's Day, the Saturday before, was a big success with many unique cars coming out.

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Re: Shoreline Trolley Museum, Branford, CT

Post by sixflagscoasters » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:53 pm

Did the MBTA Flyer #4037 arrive at the museum yet?

Do you have pictures of the move?

Thanks
-Bill

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Re: Shoreline Trolley Museum, Branford, CT

Post by Mr rt » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:12 am

The MBTA Trackless has arrived shortly after it's fan trip in Cambridge, MA.
Branford has a small piece of O/H that it can go back & forth on, along with SEPTA 205 which is also functional.
The plan is to make a small loop arounf Barn #2.

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Re: Shoreline Trolley Museum, Branford, CT

Post by sixflagscoasters » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:42 pm

Thanks for the info.

Do you know if there is a track map of Shore Line Trolley Museum? At track map similar to the one posted on here for the Seashore Trolley Museum that some one has made.

I would like to see a layout map the shows the trolley routes, yards, barns, etc... and also the planed trackless trolley route if possible.


Thanks
-Bill

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Re: Shoreline Trolley Museum, Branford, CT

Post by polybalt » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:12 pm

Do you know if there is a track map of Shore Line Trolley Museum? At track map similar to the one posted on here for the Seashore Trolley Museum that some one has made.

I would like to see a layout map the shows the trolley routes, yards, barns, etc... and also the planed trackless trolley route if possible.

I put my map of Shoreline on my Flickr site at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/polybalt/3629217375/

It is drawn to the same scale as the Seashore one, which is still in the same photo stream on Flickr.

I think Shoreline is one of the most interesting railway musuem sites in the country, running alongside a tidal estuary. The visitor boarding location is wonderful -- located right in the paved public roadway just like most streetcar stops were.

I recently read on this forum that the trolley bus line is planned to circle Barn 2.

Incidentally, the only Museum trolley bus line in the U.S. I know of that operates regularly is the one at the Illinois Railway Museum. It is on paved roadways and has a loop at one end and a wye at the other.
Peter Schmidt

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Re: Shoreline Trolley Museum, Branford, CT

Post by sixflagscoasters » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:12 pm

Thanks for the info and link to the track map!

-Bill

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Re: Shoreline Trolley Museum, Branford, CT

Post by Mr rt » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:01 am

Peter,
Nice map ... it looks very accurate too ... down to the "path" from Sprague to yard (accross the loop).
Yes, the trackless will go around barn #2.
Currently poles are going up to made the turn SE of #2, i.e. the line is live from #6 to that point.

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Re: Shoreline Trolley Museum, Branford, CT

Post by ebtmikado » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:19 pm

The correct name is SHORE LINE TROLLEY MUSEUM.

NOT Shoreline

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

Post by Mr rt » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:52 pm

Every March the Shoreline Trolley Museum runs a class for those who would like to learn how to operate a trolley car.
This year is no exception, but time is getting short to sign up.
Their web site is BERA.org, or call the office M-F 203-467-6927

This year 948 from Atlanta comes out of the shop & joins the operating fleet:
- 357 Johnstown
- 629 TARS
- 775 ConnCo (most likely)
- 850 New Orleans
- 1602 ConnCo
- 2001 Montreal

Plus on "RT" week-ends you'll get to ride several subway cars from NYC, and 1001, the 1st PCC to enter public service.

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

Post by ebtmikado » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:42 pm

Shore Line Trolley Museum is 4 words. An elected officer should know that.

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

Post by Mr rt » Tue May 10, 2011 12:45 pm

We've just got past our first week-end of operation for the year.
It was also Guest Opr/RT week-end with R-17 6688 being the RT car,
bet you can guess who was the Dispatcher both days :-)
Atlanta 948 is now out of the shop after an extensive overhaul & restoration.

If you have been to the museum before you'll find the deck chair rearanged :-)
i.e. the displays have theams ... barn #1 the time of the PCC, includes 1st PCC in public service, a Brilliner, TARS 629, i.e. the company that couldn't afford a PCC so they did something else to refresh their fleet.
barn #3 the Connecticut Company, barn #5 (1st 2 cars out) rapid transit (a Interurban & a NYC LoV),
barn #4 (1st 2 cars our) working on the RxR (a rotary elect plow & a V plow from NJ Public Service),
barn #2 work in prograss (a couple of ConnCo cars being restored).

In a couple of weeks we'll be sponcering a antique auto show,
then Guest Opr week-end will be the 3rd one in June.

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

Post by Mr rt » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:42 pm

Last two Guest Operator Week-ends are Aug 20/21 & Sep 17/18.
The on-line reservation system lets you request a specific trolley/subway car.

In July we had three subway cars out both days (R-17 6688, LoV 5466, R-9 1689, El (wodden)1349)
PCC 1001 turns 75 & we're having a special event for this the 1st PCC put in public service.
It was a lot of work for the staff, but it pays the bills.

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

Post by Gerry6309 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:51 am

Just wondering how Shore Line came through Irene. Hopefully she went far enough west to avoid serious damage. I love the Scenery but realize what it means when there is storm surge. Other than a lost day in late summer and a 12 hour electrical outage, Seashore fared pretty well.
Gerry. STM/BSRA

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

Post by Mr rt » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:28 am

Unfortunately Shore Line got hit rather hard.
If you sign onto our web site you can see the "Official Report".
If you can't e-mail me at Swamp-Yankee@hotmail.com & I'll be happy to send you the text.

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