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Shoreline Trolley Museum Events
Posted on March 14th, 2016

​The Shore Line Trolley Museum is excited to announce a new program for families educating their own children. On our Home School days, attendees will learn about an important part of our history, take a ride on our historic trolley line, and participate in a guided tour of our museum and two trolley buildings. Attendees may then continue on a self-guided tour of our working trolley repair shop, our work trolley display and the newly opened 9-11 car display. The 3 hour program will include a brief lesson and hands-on activities.
Special admission rates: $5 per person or $20 maximum per family. The program is
recommended for elementary/middle school-aged children.
 Reservations are required, one week prior to the date of choice.
Home School Day is held on the first Thursday of the month
from April to June from 9 AM – 12 PM.
April 7th – Exploring the trolley Community
An introduction to the evolution of the trolley car: from stage coach to horse draw too finally electric powered trolley cars. A tour of the trolley car buildings will highlight the trolley car evolution first hand.
May 5th – How does the trolley car move?
This presentation will discuss how a trolley car moves. Where does the power come from? How is it controlled and the motors that move a trolley car. 100 years later, the trains running in New York City run the same way! Students will learn about electric power and the motors that drive a car forward.
June 2nd – Working on the railroad
An introduction to how a rail line is put together, how switches work and how ties are installed. Students will get a chance to see the tools used while working on a railroad.
The Branford Electric Railway is a 501 c (3) educational organization. For reservations: call 203-467-6927 or email

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