Trolley restoration and repair (Car Shop)
Connecticut Trolley Museum
Help restore old trolley cars and railroad equipment. Some of our trolleys date back to 1894. We restore cars from any condition to a historically accurate representation of its past. We also do routine maintenance and repair to our public fleet of trolley cars. Most activities are done on Saturdays. Expect to get dirty and have a good time. This is a good way for engineering majors to get hands-on experience.
See our web page for current activities and photos of ongoing work:
No special skills needed, only a willingness to get dirty, have fun, and learn new skills. Minimum age of 18 required. We have a special need for self starters and task leaders. Immediate need for machinists, wood workers, and metal workers.
Sorry, Community Service hours are not available.
About Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Road, PO Box 360, East Windsor, CT 06088, US
To provide a historically accurate educational experience of the trolley era, through the interpretation, preservation, restoration and operation of an electric railway.
The Connecticut Trolley Museum operates an authentic tourist recreation of an early 20th Century electric railway. It has 1.5 miles of main line track and several restored antique trolley cars. Visitors can enjoy trolley rides, guided tours, and exhibits. The visitor's center has a gift shop and an exhibition hall. The property also has a restoration shop, car barns, The Connecticut Fire Museum, and a bus museum. The Connecticut Trolley Museum is owned and operated by the non-profit Connecticut Electric Railway Association, Inc.