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Take the trolley from Scranton to PNC Field in Moosic to see RailRiders games through September

Take the trolley from Scranton to PNC Field in Moosic to see RailRiders games through September
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From a press release:

Now that baseball is back, so are the trolley excursions to PNC Field in Moosic.

The Electric City Trolley Museum is once again taking a page out of the area’s rich railroad history by offering 11 runs this summer for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders games.

Select Sunday games 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 round-trip excursion is $20 per person and includes the trolley fare and game ticket. If patrons have game tickets and just want to ride the trolley, the cost is $11. Reservations for both packages are required.

The “Sunday Baseball Special” trolley will depart at 12:15 p.m. from the museum (300 Cliff St., Scranton). First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.

2021 baseball excursion schedule

May 16: RailRiders v. Lehigh Valley
May 30: v. Buffalo
June 6: v. Lehigh Valley
June 20: v. Syracuse
July 11: v. Syracuse
July 25: v. Rochester
Aug. 8: v. Worcester
Aug. 15: v. Lehigh Valley
Sept. 5: v. Buffalo
Sept. 12: v. Rochester
Sept. 19: v. Lehigh Valley

The regular trolley ride schedule, which runs Thursdays through Sundays, departs at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.

For baseball dates and other information, visit lackawannacounty.org or contact the museum at 570-963-6590.

The Electric City Trolley Museum is a collaborative effort involving many partners. Together, they have created a premier electric railway museum. 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 the Northeast.

The museum was created by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, and 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 and Wyoming Valley Laurel Line third-rail interurban right-of-way.