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Take the trolley from Scranton to PNC Field in Moosic to see RailRiders games in May-August

Take the trolley from Scranton to PNC Field in Moosic to see RailRiders games in May-August
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From a press release:

The Electric City Trolley Museum in downtown Scranton is once again taking a page out of the area’s rich railroad history by offering nine excursion runs to PNC Field in Moosic this spring and summer to let local baseball fans ride the rails to see the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in action.

Select Sunday games in May through September will offer fans an opportunity to take the trolley to the park at a very reasonable rate. This hassle-free service will also provide the riders with a picturesque snapshot of the area’s natural beauty.

The price of the excursion is $20 per person and includes the trolley fare, game ticket, and a $2 voucher for either concession stand. If patrons have game tickets and just want to ride the trolley, the cost is $11. The trolley will depart at 12:15 p.m. from the museum (300 Cliff St., Scranton) for the 1:05 p.m. contests.

Reservations for both packages are required. An excursion schedule is below:

May 7: v. Syracuse
May 21: v. Rochester
June 4: v. Toledo
June 25: v. Pawtucket
July 9: v. Lehigh Valley
July 23: v. Charlotte
Aug. 6: v. Pawtucket
Aug. 20: v. Durham
Aug. 27: v. Syracuse

The regular schedule of trolley rides, which run Thursday through Sunday, are 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m.

The Electric City Trolley Museum is a collaborative effort involving many partners. Together, they have created a premier electric railway museum in Scranton. In 1887, Scranton was Pennsylvania’s first city with a successful pioneer trolley line and became known as the “Electric City.” The museum collection provides a highly representative picture of the electric railway history of Eastern Pennsylvania, from the Philadelphia region to Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The museum was created by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. Lackawanna County manages the museum day-to-day. The facility itself, located on the Steamtown National Historic Site, is on long-term lease from the National Park Service. The trolleys operate over tracks owned by both Steamtown and the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority, including a portion of the historic Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley “Laurel Line” third-rail interurban right-of-way.

For more information, contact the museum at 570-963-6590.