‘Milwaukee Days’ Sept. 29-30 at East Troy Electric Railroad

Online Staff Report

EAST TROY, Wis. — The East Troy Electric Railroad in East Troy, Wis., will celebrate Milwaukee’s rich railcar history during “Milwaukee Days” Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30.

The railroad is home to the only remaining streetcar from the Milwaukee transit system still running the rails today.

Joining the 1920-built streetcar, which once whisked residents from the greater Milwaukee area to the ballpark and shopping centers, is a 1907 line car equipped to respond to trolley emergencies.

Also featured during the weekend is L8, a stately locomotive built in 1935 that once provided track maintenance, brush-cutting services and was fitted with a snow plow to keep the tracks clear for line maintenance and freight service.

Car 26 of the Sheboygan Light, Power and Railway Co., will also be ferrying passengers during “Milwaukee Days.”

The event runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m., both days. All special events are included in the daily unlimited ride fare of $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, 2002 Church St., East Troy, Wis., 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 about the East Troy Electric Railroad, visit www.easttroyrr.org.

Posted Sept. 26, 2012

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