Saturday, June 22, 2013, 9:00am to 3:00pm
If your child has ever dreamed of riding an historic trolley car and then sitting in the driver's seat of a fire engine, this is your chance! Your visit to our annual Fire Apparatus Show includes unlimited trolley rides on potentially several different trolley cars and the opportunity to climb aboard and explore up to fifteen antique and no-so-antique fire trucks from all over Connecticut. Red trucks, white trucks and maybe even green trucks will be on display.
The museum opens and the fire trucks will be in place at 9 AM. The first trolley leaves Sprague Station at 9 AM for a 45 minute ride and tour. Get a firsthand look at how our trolley cars are cared for and repaired in our shop. We do things in our shop the old fashioned way: hot rivets, babbitt bearings and hand crafted woodworking are the staples of our shop. Then, walk on over and chat with one of their antique fire apparatus restoration members about individual fire engines are kept in a state of good repair, even if they are over 50 years old!
Your visit will include a trolley ride, the fire truck display and tour of our trolley buildings. Walk around the fire trucks, climb on board all while listening to music of the period. The fire trucks will remain on display until 3 PM. Last trolley ride down the line is at 4:30 PM.
Admission rates: Adults $10.00, Seniors (62+) $8.00, Children (2-15) $6.00. Donâ€™t forget the camera, take as many photos as you like! In addition, the air-conditioned indoor museum exhibits will be open as well as the theater and our museum store. Pick up some postcards to mail to friends or a gift for other trolley-fans in your life. There's plenty of free parking in the museum parking lot. Purchase your tickets on-site or use our convenient online ticket purchase feature for a small fee:
The fire truck show is offered by the Shore Line trolley Museum as a fund raiser to support the operations and maintenance of the museum's 95 trolley cars. Proceeds help promote the museum's efforts to preserve trolley car history. For additional information call 203-467-6927.