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

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

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders took their name from the region’s rich railroad past, and the Electric City Trolley Museum in downtown Scranton will once again honor that history by offering 11 excursions to PNC Field in Moosic this spring and summer.

Select Sunday games through September will offer baseball fans an opportunity to take the trolley to the park at a 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 $25 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 $15. 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) at the Steamtown boarding deck. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.

2022 baseball excursion schedule

May 1: RailRiders v. Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
May 15: v. Syracuse Mets
May 29: v. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
June 5: v. Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
June 19: v. Rochester Red Wings
July 3: v. Buffalo Bisons
July 17: v. Louisville Bats
Aug. 7: v. Buffalo Bisons
Aug. 14: v. Worcester Red Sox
Sept. 4: v. Syracuse Mets
Sept. 18: v. Worcester Red Sox

The regular trolley rides depart at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays until Oct. 30. Reservations are welcome but not necessary. For more information, 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.