Making History Greater Series: Montgomery County Trolleys


Join us for our next presentation in our Making History Greater Series when Mike Szilagyi presents Montgomery County Trolleys.

Social:12:30 p.m.; Presentation: 1:00 p.m.

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was once served by 140 miles of trolley lines. In the first half of the 20th century, a wide array of trolley cars rolled over Montgomery County’s rails, from quaint open streetcars rumbling through borough streets to sleek 80-mile-an-hour trolleys sailing across open fields in Upper Gwynedd and Hatfield Townships. The cars had zero emissions, and some lines were powered by renewable hydroelectric power. Taking the trolley was a convenient, affordable option for those travelling and commuting in Montgomery County, nearby Philadelphia, and points beyond. Freight was also carried on board trolleys, with prompt parcel delivery service. Fortunately, many years ago, dedicated trolley fans had the foresight to aim their cameras at these unique vehicles, providing rare glimpses not just of the trolleys but also of Montgomery County’s rapidly changing landscapes.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Fee
Free

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Barry Rauhouser
Executive Director
6102720297
contact@hsmcpa.org

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Norristown, PA 19401

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