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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 resumed in the spring of 2024 on Thursday April 18, 2024.

The Trolley Excursions will be operated in a safe, sanitized environment every Thursday through Sunday.

During Sundays when Special Baseball Excursions are run, May 26th, June 9th, June 23rd, June 30th, July 28th, August 4th, August 18th, September 1st and September 15th, 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.

Mother Goose 2024

The Museum has a Facebook site, Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton PA. See below for a contest that is running through October 2024. Please make all posts for the contest to the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton PA Facebook site.

Contest Time Flyer
Birthday Party at Museum

For the 2024 Season the trolley will run to the following Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders games at PNC Field:

  • Sunday, May 26 - Syracuse Mets
  • Sunday, June 9 - Norfolk Tides
  • Sunday, June 23 - Buffalo Bisons
  • Sunday, June 30 - Worcester Red Sox
  • Sunday, July 28 - Worcester Red Sox
  • Sunday, August 4 - Louisville Bats
  • Sunday, August 18 - Buffalo Bisons
  • Sunday, September 1 - Rochester Red Wings
  • Sunday, September 15 - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

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.

Please go the Museum Page for additional information about visiting the Museum.

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Project 505

Project 505 is a project being promoted by the Electric City Trolley Museum Association and several Greater Scranton Civic leaders to bring back a part of Scranton's transit history by restoring to service a classic 1929 Electromobile streetcar.

Click here for information about Car #505 and how to donate to Project 505

Scranton The Electric City

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 5/5/2024. Copyright 2000-2024 - Electric City Trolley Museum Association. All rights reserved.