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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ole Number 1758, A rare "open air" 100-year-old trolley car is back on the trails.


 A 100-year-old trolley car, Ole Number 1758 is back on the trails and will be re- introduced to the public tomorrow and can be seen at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington, PA
 The trolley was restored to the way it used to be by volunteers Jim Herron and Bob Alexander.


The rare open air cars, the breezers, summer cars, picnic cars, that’s what they were called. They were used really to refresh people, to take people off into the country to a place like Kennywood amusement park,” says Becker.
The car can top out at 25 miles an hour and it will carry the museum visitors on weekends through Labor Day.