Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum

Car No. 10 Car No. 10

Trolley News Spring 1998

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

Where Are We???
by Tony Jewell, Spring 1998

1) The Museum is no longer located at P.O. Box 272 in Shelburne Falls. So, please, don't look for us at the Bridge of Flowers anymore.

2) So where are you??? Good question!! We're at approximately four places now, none of which, unfortunately, appears to be permanent.

A) For all intensive purposes the Car Barn at 14 Depot Street in Buckland is the Museum and Gift Shop and is open most week days from 10 until four and after July 4th until mid October on Saturdays from 10 until 4. You can witness or participate in the restoration of SF&C Number 10 in progress which is pretty cool even if I do say so myself.

B) The Library and various artifacts are located at the Arms Academy in Shelburne on Severance Street. Access is provided on a call ahead basis only. Phone numbers to follow.

C) Our main office is located at 32 Bridge Street but is not open to the public, unless you have cash or very expensive gifts, in which case, please drop by at your earliest convenience.

.....and then there are our two new public displays.
D) 43 Bridge Street, Shelburne. An on street lighted window display depicting trains and trolleys through the years in the Shelburne Falls area, a genuine part and pictorial review of the ongoing restoration, and last but not least, a ton of museum and rail transit propaganda. This display is made possible by the fact that the former building owner lost the building to the bank and they're, the bank, looking for a new owner. Filled window spaces sell faster than empty ones. The local economy, however, is less than good, so I expect we'll be there through August at least despite our best efforts to make that space look enticing.

As a note for all the above addresses, anything listed in Shelburne or Buckland above is actually contained within the village that doesn't exist known as Shelburne Falls. Both Shelburne and Buckland really do exist but if you should go to a local tourist center and ask directions to get there, chances are nobody will know what you are talking about. But if you should say "Shelburne Falls", then their eyes will automatically light up and they'll say, "Oh yes, that's that cute little village with the Bridge of Flowers right down the road off of Route 2."

If you want to leave a message, or find out if the car barn is open call 413-625-9443.

If you want to know how to contribute a million dollars, donate a trolley car or a steam engine or you know somebody that does, please call us before you forget.

On the other hand if you just want to shoot the breeze and or find out if we've run off to Mexico with the grant money, you can E-Mail me. Normally, I am pretty good about replying by Email, if I have the time. But, if you don't hear from me in a week, send another letter with a well honed guilt trip attached and I'll redouble my efforts.

Our new snail mail address is:
The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum
P. O. B. 272,
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

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