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Speeder Day at Seashore - Photo Credit: Seashore Trolley Museum

Speeder Day at Seashore

Speeder day at Seashore. A speeder is a gas (or diesel) powered vehicle formerly used on railroads around the world by track inspectors and work crews to move quickly to and from work sites. This is a fun day for railway enthusiasts!

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Seashore Trolley Museum
195 Log Cabin Rd
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046 United States
About the Event
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Seashore Trolley Museum
(207) 967-2800
Sunday, October 17

10:00AM – 5:00PM

On Speeder Day at Seashore we will be joined by some regional speeder enthusiasts from the Cotton Valley Rail Trail Club. These volunteers are happy to provide our guests with an experience that falls somewhere between riding our streetcars and our pump car. Honestly… closer to the pump car. We are not sure what assortment of “speeders” the club will bring but our plan is to run cars on both the Main line and the Butler Grove lead. The main line run will provide a sense of what railroad maintenance crews experienced decades ago. The speeder folks love their hobby and will be happy to regale you with many anecdotes of how they enjoy the rails! Join us as Seashore broadens its offering of unique railroad experiences with a ride on an authentic “Speeder”.

The Pump Car will also be available for rides this day, weather permitting. You have seen them in cartoons and old movies. Perhaps imagined yourself working the see-saw motion of that handle. Well, now you can as you operate our vintage pump car. Pull it up… push it down… and make the wheels go ’round and ’round. For a mere $2 per person you can live the dream. You will ride along under the watchful eye of one of our qualified operators on a dedicated section of track. We always keep it safe! You may think you want to take it on the main line but outrunning a trolley with a handcar is tough.