Friday-Saturday, June 3-4, with optional tour on June 5!
Friday 10AM – 4PM
Saturday 10AM – 5PM
Sunday: 10 AM – South Hills Village Rail Center tour (info below)! Museum open 10AM – 5PM for Anything on Wheels event
ABOUT THE MEET
The West Penn Trolley Meet is a meet-up for trolley/traction fans and model enthusiasts! This will be our first in-person meet since 2018!
– Model railway vendors
– Traction memorabilia dealers
– Traction-themed layouts and models
– Presentations and demonstrations
– Model contest
– Special trolley operations
– Trolley parade
– Night Time Photo Session (more info below)
– Tour our streetcar collection – unlimited trolley rides!
– Anything on Wheels event June 4-5
– Food + ice cream truck
– And more!
Registration is requested of attendees – even if you’re a Member! We’ll have lanyards available for those who have pre-registered. Registration is available by mail (or by email: send form to firstname.lastname@example.org). Online registration is also available. Attendees are welcome to purchase tickets on site upon arrival! This event is free for Members. Weekend passes are available – 2 days for $20 and 3 days for $30 (does NOT include Port Authority of Allegheny County shop tour on Sunday).
Tables (8-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 4 PM on June 2 or 9 AM on June 3. The main event is June 3 and 4, but the Museum will be open for Anything on Wheels June 5 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!
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 relevant measurements for any models, layouts, or special displays you plan to bring. Layout set-up will be at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2 and 9:00 a.m. Friday, June 3. The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Exhibitors please register by May 31.
NIGHT PHOTO SESSION
A night-time photo session will begin around sunset on Saturday, June 4. Hosted by Steve Barry 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.
Night photographers are requested to bring a camera, cable release or remote shutter control, tripod and flashlight.
SUNDAY SHOP TOUR
Join us for a visit to the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s South Hills Village Rail Center at 10 AM on Sunday, June 5. This behind-the-scenes outing will consist of a presentation, a tour of the recently-renovated light rail shops, and a look at some of the maintenance of way equipment. Please wear closed toed, comfortable shoes. The Rail Center is approximately 30 minutes from the Museum by car at 1000 Village Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15241 (transportation will not be provided). Free parking is available at the facility inside the gate. Registration is appreciated by May 23 so we can provide a head count to Port Authority, but late registrations will be accepted. This tour is $15 for PTM members and $20 for non-members.
REGISTER HERE for the Rail Center tour!
(To enter your member number – use the letter first. If your member number is not 4 digits, add zeros after the letter to make it 4. Ex: C5555 or R0070)
We are working with two local hotels for this event.
For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh – Meadow Lands at 475 Johnson Rd, Washington, PA 15301 near the casino and outlet mall. When calling to make your reservation, please mention the PA Trolley Museum in order to receive a discounted rate of $119 per night plus tax. Please call (724) 222-4014 to make your reservation by May 4 or use this link (with group code CHHPTM). Group code is valid 6/2-6/6. Rooms include a hot breakfast and free parking.
We are also working with the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Washington/Meadow Lands at 501 Racetrack Rd, Washington, PA 15301. When calling to make your reservation, please mention the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum and the West Penn Trolley Meet to receive a discounted rate of $60 per night plus tax. Rooms include a continental breakfast and free parking.