Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
No
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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The Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway trolley car No. 10 has a uniquely interesting history. Built in 1896 by Wason Manufacturing Company in Springfield, Massachusetts, the new trolley was delivered to Shelburne Falls where it operated for thirty years. It regularly crossed the Deerfield River over the trolley bridge that was later converted to the nearby Bridge of Flowers. But once the trolley company closed, No. 10 began an odyssey of odd jobs.

A local farmer saved the trolley, then for sixty-five years it served as a chicken coop, a tool shed and even as a play house. Today, visitors may enjoy a ride in the restored trolley at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. The museum is located at 14 Depot Street, Shelburne Falls, on the same freight yard where passengers and freight were once loaded and unloaded onto Trolley No. 10.

The museum is also home to an antique pump car that is available for rides. Other pieces of rolling stock and a collection of railroad and trolley memorabilia is showcased indoors and outdoors at this all-volunteer, non-profit organization.

For more information: https://www.sftm.org/index.shtml

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open from

May 28 to October 30

Pros

Historic trolley cars. Ride in trolley car. Interesting history.

Cons

Small collection.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Historically significant
Family friendly
Near lake or river

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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