East Troy Electric Railroad offers ‘South Shore Days’

East Troy Electric Railroad in East Troy, Wis., will feature the historic Pullman-built cars of the Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29. (Photo provided)

Staff Report

EAST TROY, Wis. — East Troy Electric Railroad in East Troy, Wis., will celebrate the historic Pullman-built cars of the famed Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad during “South Shore Days” Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29.

The historic Pullman-built cars will be on display and ferrying passengers from the railroad’s historic depot and museum to the turn-of-the-century-styled terminal at the renowned Elegant Farmer.

The iconic cars’ high-arching, steel-panel ceiling and frosted-glass pendant light fixtures give the grand feeling of a spacious car, while the leatherette semi-bucket seats, mounted on swivel pedestals to allow forward-facing seating, were the last word in electric line luxury.

East Troy Electric Railroad is at 2002 Church St., East Troy, Wis. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., both days. All special events are included in the daily unlimited ride fare: $12.50 for adults; $10.50 for seniors; $8 for children ages 3-11; and free for children younger than 3.

The East Troy Electric Railroad is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization run by volunteers committed to the operation and preservation of historic trolleys and interurban railcars. All proceeds and sales benefit the education and preservation work of this museum.

The railroad operates Memorial Day through October. For information, visit www.easttroyrr.org.

From the July 25-31, 2012, issue

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