Riverview, New Brunswick
September 29, 2003
Leaving the film, one observes the equipment that turns AC into Direct Current to power the trolleys. There are three trolleys in the museum--a work trolley that is not accessible, a cut-away trolley demonstrating their construction, and a pretty normal trolley car. This is a working museum and one can look through a glass door at a number of trolleys that are currently being rebuilt.
This is good for kids as there is a room dedicated to very young children who can play with toy trolleys, etc. The fee here was $3.50/adult and if you wanted a chance to ride a trolley on the old Laurel line that ran between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre it is an extra $4.50. Again, that might interest the children, particularly as the trolley ride takes one through the mile-long Laurel Line Tunnel and stops at the Historic Iron Furnaces. In retrospect, if I had to choose one or the other, I’d take the trolley ride. I guess that’s how I feel about the electric City Trolley Station and Museum.
From journal Travelling in Eastern Pennsylvania