Sheridan Railway & Light Company Trolley 115 will be leaving the grounds of Sheridan County Historical Society & Museum. Working with the North Main Association and Fletcher Construction, the trolley will be relocated temporarily to a location along Higby Road. The trolley will undergo repairs and refurbishment. Once repaired, the trolley will be placed along North Main Street in Sheridan. The move took place on Monday, June 20.
The Museum’s connection to the trolley began in 2007 when the trolley was purchased by the Sheridan County Historical Society and moved onto the Museum grounds. Over the next several years, Museum staff and volunteers worked to address serious maintenance issues. The goal was to restore the trolley, as closely as possible, to its original state. The costs for proposed project were beyond the Museum’s resources. The Museum worked to secure private donations and grant funding for the project with limited success. In Fall 2015 the Museum began working with the North Main Association. The NMA agreed to partner with the Museum for the effort.
The trolley will be leaving the Museum on Monday, June 20. Until restoration work is complete and a new location designated, it will be located on the grounds of Northern Lights Electric. The location is along Higby Road in Sheridan. Once restoration work is complete, the trolley will be moved again to a location along North Main. This will put the trolley along the route of the Interurban Line.
For more information please the Museum’s media release or contact John Woodward, Museum Director at (307) 675-1150.