I was not yet a member of the museum during the time these photographs were taken as I was busy with my new career and family. However, I managed to get some time set aside to visit interesting places on weekends by combining my desire to introduce my sons to the part of the world we inhabit and my own interest in anything concerning railroads. These day-long excursions somehow always seemed to involve transportation modes – ships, ports, airplanes and airports, and, of course, railroads. What is more appropriate than visiting a trolley car museum. I had no idea at that time I would become a working member of the steam locomotive crew nor that I would ply my machinist trade in the shop as I do today. My sons and I enjoyed our visits then and I enjoy the the time I am now spending at the museum on shop projects. I hope these old slides bring back memories of the early days at the museum and serve as a benchmark for a measure of the remarkable changes that led to the museum we see and photograph today.
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