FPT plans first-ever Scranton trolley photo charter

PST Car 80 is seen on the Electric City Trolley Museum right-of-way. FPT will host a first-ever photo charter on the line on April 28, 2018. Read more below. (Roger DuPuis photo)

Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys will host a first-ever photo charter this spring at the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton, Pa.

All proceeds from will go to ECTM for upkeep and restoration of Philadelphia trolleys in their collection. Here is what you need to know, and how to sign up:

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018; 9:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.

WHERE: Electric City Trolley Museum shops, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, PA 18507. The shops are off Montage Mountain Road, beside the local Triple-A baseball stadium, PNC Field.

FARE: $40.00 per person.

DETAILS: The trip will meet at 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic PA 18507 (adjacent to PNC Field) promptly at 9:00 A.M. for a safety orientation and shop tour. The trip will leave at 9:30 A.M. with Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company’s #80 and return at 12 Noon for a lunch stop. The second part of the day we will leave at 1 P.M. with Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company’s Strafford Car #164 from Moosic to ECTM in Scranton for a one-hour self-guided tour. We will have photo stops along the line in the morning and in the afternoon.

HOW TO PAY: Please mail your check or money order, payable to FPT, Inc., to: HARRY DONAHUE, 103 MULBERRY COURT, MORGANTOWN, PA 19543.  You can print out a flyer and order form below.

ALSO, SAVE THIS DATE:  On Sunday, June 17, 2018, FPT will host a Father’s Day charter in Philadelphia, using Kawasaki Car 9043, to celebrate 125 years of electric traction in Philly.  Watch for further details.