Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I Hear The Trolley A Comin'

Trolley being worked on at Muddy Brook Farm

The new trolleys -- well new to Amherst anyway -- have arrived and according to our weekly Business Improvement District email update they "are working on the logistics of their operation now, and you'll start seeing them sometime in the next month or two."  Just in time for the summer lull.

Amherst originally had a trolley founded in 1890 by the Amherst Board of Trade (a forerunner of today's BID) that connected Amherst to Holyoke, Northampton and Sunderland, but with the rise of the automobile went bankrupt in 1932.

The trains have whistled their way through Amherst since the 1850s.

1 comment:

DaveMB said...

Link to background from the Gazette: