Help Trolley No. 7 get its wheels!

Hershey Transit No7

 

New!  Wood collectible block of the West Car Barn.

Buy today and help us restore Trolley No7. 

The West Car Barn, the last standing car barn in Hershey that housed the street cars for the Hershey Transit Company.  Depicted here, with No3 and No7 at the east end of the barn.

Available now at the society museum store for $20.00, or purchase on our web site via Pay Pal or by mailing a check for $24.00 ($20.00 + $4.00 shipping) to the society and payable to the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society, c/o the Friends of the Hershey Trolley.

Produced by Hometown Designs, approximately 10"x2.5", all proceeds go to Friends of the Hershey Trolley.

 

 

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foht_thermometerWe have reached $22,000 toward our goal!   In order to purchase these trucks (wheels and motors); we need to raise $25,000.

 

 

The trucks are a key element in the restoration and eventual operation of Hershey Transit Trolley No. 7, one of only two remaining from the era of street cars in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Currently housed in the former transit company car barn, No. 7 represents a tangible and important piece of Hershey’s past.

 

One of three interurban cars built by the Cincinnati Car Company in 1913, No. 7 ran on the Hershey line between 1930 and 1946. Originally part of the Ephrata and Lebanon Street Railway Co., No. 7 was a full passenger car and one of the more ornate streetcars on the transit system. It was a popular car used to transport patrons to the Hotel Hershey and Milton Hershey School’s Senior Hall.

 

 

We need your support!

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Yes, I want to see Hershey Trolley No. 7 on it’s wheels again!

Please make your tax deductible donation now by completing the attached form or donate now via PayPal.

 

 

Funds received in excess of our goal, will go toward additional restoration work needed on No7.  You can contact the Friends at 717-979-6002.

Friends of the Hershey Trolley is a committee of the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society.