As part of the West Penn Trolley Meet: At Home Edition, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is hosting a series of talks and slideshows about transit and transportation on June 26 and June 27, the originally-scheduled dates of the meet. Thank you for joining us!
Everyone knows the big three operating trolley museums in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; but did you know that starting in the mid 1960’s until 1972 there was a fourth? Harry Magee of the Magee Carpet Company created a trolley museum in his hometown of Bloomsburg. Gathering what cars that had been missed by other museums, he even reached beyond the U.S. borders to build up a roster of cars. He hired the well-known Ed Blossom to head his restoration shop. Things were looking good. The National Railway Historical Society visited this museum as a part of their 1971 convention. And then came Hurricane Agnes in June 1972. . .
Join with Ed Koehler as he leads us on an all too short retrospective tour of this mostly forgotten facility. This presentation also catches up with some of the rolling stock that was there.