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West Penn Trolley Meet

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Held for the first time in the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum’s new Welcome and Education Center, the West Penn Trolley Meet is back for another year!

NEW for 2024, the North American Transit Historical Society’s annual Hoosier Traction Meet will take place the same dates at the museum. See below for more information and how to register.

WHEN

Friday-Saturday, June 7-8, with optional PRT excursion on June 9!

Friday 10AM – 4PM
Saturday 10AM – 4PM
Sunday: Time TBA – PRT light rail trip (details TBA)! Museum open 10AM – 4PM for Anything on Wheels event

 

ABOUT THE MEET

The West Penn Trolley Meet is a meet-up for trolley/traction fans and model enthusiasts that happens every other year.

– Model railway vendors
– Traction memorabilia dealers
– Traction-themed layouts and models
– Presentations and demonstrations
– Special trolley operations
– Trolley parade
– Night time photo sessions (more info below)
– Tour our streetcar collection
– Unlimited trolley rides!
– Anything on Wheels event June 8-9
– Food truck (lunch)
– And more!

REGISTER HERE

Registration for the West Penn Trolley Meet is requested of attendees – even if you’re a PTM member! This event is free for members. Discounted weekend passes will be available on site ($30 for 2 days, $40 for 3 days – does NOT include PRT excursion on Sunday).  Registration will be available online – a mail-in form will be available shortly. Attendees are welcome to purchase tickets on site upon arrival!

 

VENDORS

REGISTER HERE – Online payment coming soon!

Tables (6-foot) are $30 each. Each vendor receives 2 admission tickets to the event. Make sure to include any requests in the comments on the registration. Vendors are invited to set up at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 6 and 7:30 a.m. on June 7 (reach out if you need to access the museum at another time and we may be able to accommodate your request). The main event is June 7 and 8, but the Museum will be open for Anything on Wheels June 9 as well with lots of foot traffic, and vendors are welcome to keep their tables set up until 4 PM Sunday. Register by May 31 for tables!

Note: The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is handling registrations for all vendors – both for the West Penn Trolley Meet and the Hoosier Traction Meet.

 

EXHIBITORS

REGISTER HERE

Limited non-commercial 8-foot tables and space are free. Space will be given on a first register, first serve basis, with traction-themed layouts prioritized. Registration includes 2 admission tickets to the event. NOTE: Layouts, displays, and commercial tables will be mixed together in the same display areas. Please include a sketch and/or relevant measurements for any models, layouts, or special displays you plan to bring. Layout set-up will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 6 and 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 7. (Please reach out if you’d like access to the museum outside of those times and we may be able to accommodate your request.) The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Exhibitors please register by May 31.

 

NIGHT PHOTO SESSIONS

A night-time photo session will begin around sunset on both Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8. Hosted by Tom Pawlesh and Bill Monaghan, trolleys will be staged for photos with other historic vehicles. No pre-registration required. This shoot is open to PTM members, volunteers, vendors, exhibitors, and those who attended the meet.

Tom and Bill plan to use a continuous lighting source. Night photographers are requested to bring a camera and tripod.

 

SUNDAY EXCURSION

An optional Sunday morning – early afternoon excursion in Pittsburgh is planned in partnership with Pittsburgh Regional Transit. More details to come! Additional registration required.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

 

HOTEL INFO

We are working with three local hotels for this event.

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at Fairfield by Marriott, Washington Casino Area at 451 Racetrack Rd. Washington, PA, 15301 near the casino and outlet mall. When calling to make your reservation, please mention the Trolley Museum Block in order to receive a discounted rate of $119 per night plus tax. Please call (724) 223-5555 to make your reservation by May 4 or use this link. Group rate is valid 6/5-6/10. Rooms include a free breakfast and free parking.

We also have a block at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites at 810 Highlands Meadow Drive, Washington, PA 15301 also near the casino and outlet mall. Phone: 724-884-0556. When calling to make your reservation, please mention the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum and the West Penn Trolley Meet to receive a discounted rate of $98 per night plus tax or enter code WPT under Rate Preference –> Group Rate –> Group Code. Reserve by May 16. Rooms include a free breakfast and free parking.

We’re also working with HomeTowne Studios & Suites Washington by Red Roof at 2110 N Franklin Dr, Washington, PA 15301. Call the hotel front desk at (724) 884-0299 and mention the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum to receive the discounted rate of $69.89 plus tax (Sunday-Thursday) and $82.89 plus tax (Fridays and Saturdays). Jacuzzi rooms available for $15 upgrade! Rate is valid all of 2024. Rooms include a free breakfast and free parking.

 

FOOD TRUCKS

Food trucks will be on site with lunch for purchase.

Friday, June 7, 2024: All American Grill (Facebook)
Saturday, June 8, 2024: Los Gallitos  (Website) (Facebook)
Sunday, June 9, 2024: Hott Dawgz (Website) (Facebook)

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Details

Date:
June 7
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Series:

Venue

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum – New Address
1 Electric Way
Washington, PA 15301 United States
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Phone
724-228-9256
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