I don't think they have any interest in running 8534, they have a lot of other irons in the fire, so to speak. I think 5205 will be used as their next excursion car, bringing the operable fleet up to three. They are probably still a good year to a year and a half away from getting that one going, and after that starts a long
restoration/reconstruction on Scranton #324.
Some funding is in place but expect that one to take two-three years minimum.
Some shots of 324
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2558/385 ... 105a3c.jpg
http://newimages.fotopic.net/?iid=yojwh ... quality=70
The Scranton Railway Co. ordered 10 wooden deck-roof streetcars, including #324, from J.G. Brill Co. in 1903. The railway company started modifying cars in this group to Pay-As-You-Enter-style configuration, beginning in 1916. At a later date, it modernized and simplified a number of these cars, rebuilding them with a plain arch roof and flat steel side sheathing. Despite this renovation, newer car types rendered car #324 surplus by 1941. It was stripped of components and sold off. It then served as a diner in nearby Gouldsboro, Covington Township, eventually being built into a larger restaurant building. The Electric City museum acquired and retrieved the carbody in March 2000 for eventual restoration. Car 324 is one of two Lackawanna County and northeast Pennsylvania trolley in the museum’s collection.