The Seashore Trolley Museum ~ Monday, July 13, 2015
The Seashore Trolley Museum, in Kennebunkport, ME, is the world's oldest and largest. Naturally we had to visit.
To start with, the entry building has a nice reconstruction of the front end of a trolley, where one can see how controllers work.
We rode on Boston Type 5.
and this Connecticut Company open car, which suited the weather that day.
There are four or five barns like this one, full of classic electric car types that every traction fan needs to see.
This is an elegant private car, the City of Manchester.
You're not actually supposed to go up here, but the sign was turned so that the kids couldn't see it til they were actually up there. Now you know! :)
Give a kid a camera, and you're going to get some selfies. And maybe some nice scenic shots, too.
Tucked in the corner of a barn was this surprise: a cable car from Dunedin, New Zealand:
The museum also has old trolleybusses and a few subway cars from NYC and Boston.
This picture is not very exciting, but there is a place in my layout where I want to build a curved wooden-paved grade crossing just like this.
Finally, a classic steeplecab, which I took numerous shots for future modelling notes.
Incidentally, if you visit on a hot day, we recommend a visit to The Scoop Deck in nearby Wells, ME. They have a lot of flavors (I'm not kidding), serve cones that are decidedly not skimpy, and seem to function almost like the center of the community.direct link