Traveling back in time on a streetcar

Two weekends ago we visited the National Capital Trolley Museum in Colesville, MD. The coolest thing about the museum was getting to ride two electric streetcars on the museum’s one-mile rail line.

Our first ride was on a streetcar from Toronto. According to the driver, this streetcar was built in 1951, and it is 46 feet long and weighs 19 tons.

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Our second ride was on a streetcar from The Hague, Netherlands. This streetcar was built in 1971.

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Next we visited the museum’s Street Car Hall, which houses numerous American and international streetcars. The U.S. streetcars were from New York City, Philadelphia and D.C., and the international streetcars were from Germany, Belgium and England. Some of the streetcars are more than 100 years old – very cool!

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Noah also enjoyed looking at the model streetcar exhibit…

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Noah loves all things transportation, so visiting the trolley museum was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We definitely plan to visit again!

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One thought on “Traveling back in time on a streetcar

  1. Sandy Steen

    What an experience.

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