OCTOBER 16, 2024 – PA Trolley Museum

OCTOBER 16, 2024


The museum’s story began in 1946 with the formation of the Pittsburgh Electric Railway Club. A group of volunteers saw that trolleys, thousands of which once operated in Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas, were now disappearing. Faced with the end to the Trolley Era, these men decided it was important to save the technology and stories of the streetcars for future generations. In 1954, volunteers moved the three cars in their collection to the club’s new home in Washington County.

Over the years, the club continued to expand its collection, eventually becoming the Arden Trolley Museum, and then the nationally-significant trolley museum that they are today.  Currently, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum welcomes more than 30,000 visitors a year on a journey back in time to the age of the trolleys.

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum came to Chartiers Township, Washington County in February 1954 with three trolleys and a dream that was born in 1941. PTM now boasts a collection of 52 cars, over 600 members worldwide, 140 active volunteers, and over 38,000 visitors each year.

The mission of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is to preserve and perpetuate its collection of historic transportation equipment, artifacts and archives and utilize the collection and other resources to provide an unparalleled immersive experience that brings the technology and culture of the Trolley Era alive through entertaining, educational and diverse programming.

Today, they house a collection of 50 streetcars, many of which are operational and used for daily rides. Visit their Collection page to learn more about all of our different trolleys!

No part of our visitors’ experiences would be possible without the dedication of our volunteers. The team members restore trolleys and operate them for the public, give tours of our display building, discover transit history in our archives, and much more. There’s truly something for everyone to enjoy. The museum’s Volunteer Recruiter and Coordinator, Morgan, is excited to share with you the history of their preservation efforts as well as how you have the chance to get involved today.

Reservations are required to assure adequate space and food. Reservations and money are due no later than 10/9/2024

Tickets unavailable at the luncheon.

RSVP No Later Than Wednesday, OCTOBER 9, 2024


October Menu

Soup of the Day

Home-Style Pot Roast

Baked Cod, Lemon Beurre Blanc

Fruit Salad

Field Greens Salad, Assorted Dressings

Assorted Rolls & Butter

Chef’s Selection of Desserts

Coffee, Hot & Iced Teas

*Please note menu is subject to change.

All luncheons start at Noon at the
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
Take Exit 67 off Parkway West, I-376
Turn left onto Mansfield Avenue
Turn right at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton sign

ACRA members – $20.00
Guests w/reservation – $25.00

Mail all reservation checks to:

P.O. Box 15285
Pittsburgh, PA 15237