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Guest Operator Program

Guestop SmallIf you’ve always wanted to run a streetcar or subway train, take advantage of this opportunity at the Shore Line Trolley Museum by signing up for the Guest Operator program. You’ll be given an overview of operating principles by one of our instructors. Then it will be your turn to take the handles and operate solo! Don’t worry, you won’t have any regular passengers, just you, your instructor, and your invited guests.

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Operate a Trolley Car

Guest Operation on a trolley car includes your individual admission, admission for up to three invited guests, and one year’s individual membership for yourself at the museum at the Associate level. You’ll also receive a photo-certificate of completion, suitable for framing. The 2017 fee for Guest Operation on a trolley car is $60. (The fee for existing museum members is discounted to $35) Guest Operation is scheduled by advance reservation only. We can also accommodate your request for a trolley guest operator session on other days, subject to pre-registration and confirmation of staff availability 2 or more weeks in advance. Payment in full is required at the time of your reservation.

The following trolley cars are generally available for guest operation but are subject to change: Connecticut Company 775 and 1602, Johnstown 357, Atlanta 948, New Orleans 850, Montreal Tramways 2001.

Operate a Subway Rapid Transit Car

Guest Operation on a subway car includes your individual admission, admission for up to three invited guests, and one year’s individual membership for yourself at the museum at the Associate level. You’ll also receive a photo-certificate of completion, suitable for framing. The 2017 fee for Guest Operation on a rapid transit car is $70. (The fee for existing members is discounted to $45.) Guest Operation is scheduled by advance reservation only. Please note that because of the higher power consumption and heavier weight of these cars, their operation for guests is limited to the specific Guest Operator dates indicated. Payment in full is required prior to your visit.

The following cars are currently available, subject to change: NYCTA R-17 6688, IRT Lo-V 5466, IND R-9 1689.

Note: the Guest Operator event is an entertainment service, and does not constitute an official training program. Many Guest Operators do, however, go on to take the museum’s official training classes which are offered separately.

The following 2017 dates are scheduled Guest Operation weekends:

 

 

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