Welcome to www.ectma.org, the web site of
The Electric City Trolley Museum Association
A Non-Profit Educational Corporation
The Electric City Trolley Museum Association is a volunteer non-profit group that supports the activities of the Electric City Trolley
Museum in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA, at the Steamtown National Historic Site. The association is an outgrowth of predecessor
preservation groups including Buckingham Valley Trolley Association and East Penn Valley Traction, which conveyed to the museum most of
the trolleys and artifacts in its historic collection. Association members support the Electric City Trolley Museum with their time,
talent, trolley expertise and contributions. The Electric City Trolley Museum Association is IRS recognized as a 501(c)(3) registered
non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. We welcome anyone sharing our interest in
electric railways of eastern Pennsylvania to find out more about the Electric City Trolley Museum Association through this web site, and
to consider joining or supporting our activities by becoming a member.
The Museum is Open 9.00 AM until 4:00 PM Daily.
Trolley Excursion rides in 2022 started Thursday April 21, 2022.
The Trolley Excursions will be operated in a safe, sanitized environment every Thursday through Sunday.
During the operating season which will extend through October 30, 2022, trips leave at 10:30 AM, 12:00 NOON, 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM Thursday through Sunday from the Steamtown platform. Reservations are welcome, but not necessary
Trolley Excursions will also operate on June 28th, 2022 at the normal schedule with departures at 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon, 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM.
During Sundays when Special Baseball Excursions are run, June 19th, July 3rd, July 17th, August 7th, August 14th, September 4th and September 18th, the only times open to the general public are 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM.
Please note that tickets for the trolley excursion are sold at the Trolley Museum building and are not available on the car. The trolley excursion boarding area is between the Trolley Museum building and the main Steamtown facilities.
The Museum has a Facebook site, Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton PA. See below for a contest that is running through September 2022. Please make all posts for the contest to the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton PA Facebook site.
The Trolley Excursion operates Thursday through Sunday. Trips leave at 10:30 AM, 12:00 NOON, 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM from the Steamtown platform and will also run Presidents Day weekend Saturday February 19th and Sunday February 20th (weather permitting), Memorial Day Monday May 30th, Independence Day Monday July 4th, Labor Day Monday September 5th and Columbus Day Monday October 10th.
For the 2022 Season the trolley will run to the following Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders games at PNC Field:
- Sunday, May 1 - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
- Sunday, May 15 - Syracuse Mets
- Sunday, May 29 - Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
- Sunday, June 5 - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
- Sunday, June 19 - Rochester Red Wings
- Sunday, July 3 - Buffalo Bisons
- Sunday, July 17 - Louisville Bats
- Sunday, August 7 - Buffalo Bisons
- Sunday, August 14 - Worcester Red Sox
- Sunday, September 4 - Syracuse Mets
- Sunday, September 18 - Worcester Red Sox
The Trolley departs at 12:15 PM. Game times are 1:05 PM.
The $25.00 per person price for these special excursions include a trolley ride to the Stadium (boarding in downtown Scranton at the Steamtown Platform),
baseball admission ticket and return trolley ride to downtown Scranton.(Trolley Ride to Game Only is $15.00)
Reservations are required. All ticket sales are through the museum. Please call the Museum at (570) 963-6590 for further information and the necessary reservations.
Trolley Excursions will also run for the following Special Events in 2022:
Elf on the Shelf Friday, November 25th. Santa on the Trolley Saturday and Sunday, November 26th & 27th, Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd & 4th, Saturday and Sunday, December 10th & 11th and Saturday and Sunday, December 17th & 18th.
Please call the Museum at 570 963-6590 to confirm holiday schedule information.
Please go the Museum Page for additional information
about visiting the Museum.
Scranton - The Electric City
On November 29, 1886, Charles J. Van Depoele was at the controller of Car #4 and made the first "test run" of the new electric streetcar.
He only operated the car to Spruce and Adams Avenue and returned to Franklin Avenue at Lackawanna Avenue. When he was operating the second test run,
there was a short circuit problem in the motor and that was the end of operation that day. The next day, November 30, 1886 was the day the first
electric streetcar operated from the corner of Lackawanna Avenue on Franklin Avenue to the Green Ridge section of Scranton. The year, 2011 marked the
125th year since that "first run". To commemorate that historic event, the City of Scranton along with the Electric City Trolley Museum Association
co-operated with several events in 2011. Please check www.ectma.org/125th and the City of Scranton web site
www.scrantonpa.gov for further information.
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Updated 6/22/2022. Copyright 2000-2022 - Electric City Trolley Museum Association. All rights reserved.