A National Historic District – The oldest continuously running suburban trolley line in the USA. Come and enjoy a living, breathing experience riding historic, restored trolleys through scenic surroundings!
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Guest Operator Sign Up

Reserve Your Space Now!

The museum has morning, mid-day and late-day time slots available as shown below. Just click on any open time slot and fill out the reservation form. You will receive an initial automatic email confirmation with your reservation code. Once your reservation is confirmed, the program manager will send you a second confirmation via email.

NOTE: We list our timeslots in shifts rather than by specific appointment time.  Just like the real railroad, Guest Operation is subject to the other operations on our trolley line, and these activities may cause some Guest Operation trips to fall behind schedule.  We appreciate your understanding and will make every effort to accommodate Guest Operators as efficiently as possible.

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Deposit and Cancellation Policy

Guest Operators must be members of the Museum at the time of their guest operator session. If you are not already a member, a one-year membership is included in the guest operator fee.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended, as we frequently are booked to capacity.

To hold an advance reservation, a deposit of $25 is required. The deposit may be paid via our online system, or by mailing in a check or money order, or credit card over the phone (M-F 9-5). The deposit must be received at least 48 hours before the scheduled guest operator session.

If you cancel your reservation at least 48 hours before the scheduled session date, you may elect to have your deposit fully refunded, or you may apply it to a future guest operator reservation for up to one year. After the 48 hour deadline has passed, you may only apply your deposit to a future reservation for up to one year.

At the time of your guest operator session, the remaining balance of the guest operator fee and membership dues (if you are not already a current member) must be paid. Your deposit will be applied to that balance.

If your guest operator reservation is canceled by the Museum for any reason, such as bad weather, sufficient equipment or staffing problems, you are entitled to a full refund of your deposit and any other fees or dues which you may have paid. You may also elect to accept a credit for a future guest operator session.

If you have a gift certificate for a guest operator session please indicate this at the time of booking your reservation. No deposit or additional payment will be required in this case, as the full amount is pre-paid.

If you have any questions about this policy, please email the Museum or call us at (203) 467-6927.