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At Long Last, New Trucks For The Oldest Passenger Trolley In Our Collection, Valley Railways #12
Recently the museum took delivery of a set of 27F trucks that will be used for the restoration of our 1895 Valley Railways car body #12. These trucks were acquired as part of the snowsweeper trade that our museum participated in earlier this year.
Receiving these trucks ends a decades long search for finding and acquiring these specialized trucks for the oldest passenger trolley in the museum collection.
Of course the search for other parts needed for the restoration of the car will continue, but we have acquired the largest parts needed with these trucks. We do have an air compressor and controllers for the eventual restoration of the car.
The Valley car #12 was acquired in 1985 and was used as a summer home near Plainfield PA for many years until the museum discovered the car and acquired it.