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xtcbct wrote:If this is the same car I think it is....Darn it now other trolley museums are going to try to get it
It's located in Holyoke, MA at a restaurant banquet facility called the Wherehouse. It's an original Holyoke Street Railway trolley car in preserved but non operational condition. Much wiring, piping, motors, etc has been removed. Under the car, there are no trucks, wheels, or motors. Inside the car, there are no brakestands, door controls, or controllers. Outside the car, there are no poles, headlights, or air compressor. All original interior switches are gone. No interior seating remains. This basically is a trolley body that is in fairly decent shape. The original wood/paint is preserved and can be seen in the pictures. The owner of that restaurant has many interesting historical items around the facility and is well worth the trip or charter for your get together. Check out the page here:
The trolley is not in public view and is somewhat hidden. As far as I know, the owner is not interested in donating the car and has some plans for this car to be included in the banquet facility.
Ham549 wrote:Darn it now other trolley museums are going to try to get itHam or whoever you are... I'm going to go out on a limb here... and say you really don't know anything about the preservation field, do you?
stevo wrote:are you talking about bringing this thing to shelburne falls museum and restoring/running it there? cause that might work. i think (and i'm sorry if i'm wrong) that we were all under the impression that you wanted to restore this on your own time with your own funds etc.Yes that is what I'm talking about. I am not on the board or in any positions to make deals for the SFTM I want to gather information to give to the people in charge there. I have been feeling out the situation and the guy didn't seem to have any immediate plans for the Trolley so maybe something could be worked out.
Ham549 wrote:I was thinking that the museum could hire his contracting firm in exchange for the car we get the car for free (kind of) and he gets our business and can write off the trolley as a tax dedection and maybe even have an advertisement for his business placed in that car or #10.Stop thinking about stuff, and start putting stuff in writing.