In May of 2010, the R&GVRRM’s partner, the New York Museum of Transportation, discovered their primary operational interurban car, ex-Philadelphia & Western ‘Strafford’ car #161, needed to be taken out of active service for truck repairs & maintenance. Throughout the late spring and summer, the NYMT along with volunteers from the R&GVRRM jacked the trolley up, removed the trucks, repaired electrical wiring, repacked the motor suspension bearings, and performed other maintenance to both of #161’s trucks which should allow it to run for many more years worry free. This was another great joint effort between the two partner museums.
|#161 departs the NYMT on 9/12/2010.|
On September 12, 2010, #161 took back over the reigns from the NYMT’s other ex-P&W car #168 and returned to regular service hauling passengers during the museums’ normal Sunday operating hours. While a cloudy day, #161 looked good back out on the road and ran without issue.
The museums’ will be running trolleys to diesels every Sunday this Fall starting on 9/19 until the end of the joint operating season on 10/31. The NYMT will also be running their very popular Holly Trolley Rides both Saturday & Sunday this holiday season starting in late November.