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Overview

The National Streetcar Museum at Lowell is an offshoot of Maine's Seashore Trolley Museum, intended to explore the history and rebirth of urban rail transportation. The visitors center is located at 25 Shattuck Street, in Lowell, Massachusetts, near the Lowell National Historical Park Visitors Center.

Lowell, MA had trolley service beginning in 1864, at first horse cars, then by 1889, electric. By 1935 electric trolley service had been discontinued in Lowell, but was brought back in 1984 by the National Park Service. The first streetcars acquired were replicas of Brill Company cars operated by the Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway Company. These were the first accurate replica trolleys built in the United States. Perley Thomas car 966 from New Orleans joined the Lowell operation from Seashore Trolley Museum's collection.


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Links

Official Site - National Park Service, Lowell National Historical Park. The official site of the Lowell National Historical Park.

Official Site - Seashore Trolley Museum's National Streetcar Museum at Lowell. Official page of the National Streetcar Museum at Lowell.









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