Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum

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Trolley News, November, 2000

Trolley Car No.10 is back ... On track!

Sam Bartlett

Trolleyfest 2000, a Birthday Party On October 8, 2000, the museum had it's second Trolleyfest, a celebration of a year of operation. At the first Trolleyfest, we didn't even know for sure if the car would run. At this one, we were celebrating a year of flawless operation. Ironically, right at the height of the festivities, a heater problem stranded the car at the Salmon Falls stop for a few minutes. To aid in the festivities, we had music by John Mylnick, motor car rides, calf petting courtesy of "Our Family Farms", a 16mm movie of Johnny Cash telling railroad history in "I Walk The Line", yard tours of the caboose, car barn, coach, box car and steam engine, cider pressing, food and a slide show of steam and traction by David C. Bartlett, followed by a moonlight trolley ride.

To show just how reliable and well-oiled our operation is, we broke our prior attendance records by a factor of two, barely giving the motorman time to turn the car before heading out again.

A presentation was made of plaques thanking those who had bought "stock" in the No. 10 restoration, those who helped in other major ways in the restoration and electrification, and those who donated financially to restoring the coach and caboose. John Greene, our Superintendent of Track, was awarded Volunteer of the Year for 2000.

We also kicked off our fund raising drive to enable us to acquire the Buckland Freightyard, our home of several years, which will soon be for sale. Please read about how you can help us. We continue to be open weekends until November 5, the foliage is peaking, come visit if you haven't already.

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