Hershey Transit No7


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N07 is being restored in her last and permanent home, the historic West Car Barn in Hershey, PA., and represents a tangible and important piece of Hershey’s history.

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No7 Carbody Steel Restoration Campaign  gold_star

We need your help!  Donate Today to the Carbody Steel Campaign and help us raise the remaining $15,000 to repair N07’s steel carbody and floor.  Friends of the Hershey Trolley is a non-profit, run completely by volunteers, and a committee of the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society.

Donate to the Steel Restoration Campaign via Paypal Now!  




Campaigns
Wheels & Motors – $25,000   green_check

Steel Carbody- $30,000   gold_star
Windows & Doors – Future

Seats & More – Future

With generous donations received to kick start this campaign, your contributions will help us complete this phase of our project.  Your donations made it possible to purchase wheels for No7, our next phase of restoration work has begun, and we greatly appreciate your continued support!

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May 2014

Our wheels for Hershey Transit No7 have arrived!

10am, Friday, May 9, 2014, Bill with Silk Road Transport pulled into the West Car Barn carrying our long awaited trucks and motors for No7. The flat bed was backed into the Car Barn, the truck bed lowered, and the wheels were rolled off.

Fundraising for these trucks was completed last year, and purchased from the Minnesota Streetcar Museum. We worked with the museum who coordinated the freight for our trucks and a pair of their trucks which were being worked on in Pennsylvania, saving both of our organizations significant freight dollars.

Thank you volunteers for coming out on Friday, Pete Davis and friend with First Davis, Nelson Neff, and Bob Lawless.

Thank you everyone for your generous support, guidance, and vision. We have accomplished a significant step toward restoration of this streetcar and one step closer to a complete restoration of No7 and seeing her operate once again.

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2013

FOHT raised $25,000 for No7’s wheels and motors!  Thank you friends for your support!

2011

Help Trolley No. 7 get its wheels!

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Our fund raising efforts have begun. In order to purchase these trucks (wheels and motors); we need to raise $25,000.

The trucks are a key element in the restoration and eventual operation of Hershey Transit Trolley No. 7, one of only two remaining from the era of street cars in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Currently housed in the former transit company car barn, No. 7 represents a tangible and important piece of Hershey’s past.

One of three interurban cars built by the Cincinnati Car Company in 1913, No. 7 ran on the Hershey line between 1930 and 1946. Originally part of the Ephrata and Lebanon Street Railway Co., No. 7 was a full passenger car and one of the more ornate streetcars on the transit system. It was a popular car used to transport patrons to the Hotel Hershey and Milton Hershey School’s Senior Hall.
We need your support!

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New! Wood collectible block of the West Car Barn.

Buy today and help us restore Trolley No7.

The West Car Barn, the last standing car barn in Hershey that housed the street cars for the Hershey Transit Company. Depicted here, with No3 and No7 at the east end of the barn.

Available now at the society museum store for $20.00, or purchase on our web site via Pay Pal or by mailing a check for $24.00 ($20.00 + $4.00 shipping) to the society and payable to the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society, c/o the Friends of the Hershey Trolley.

Produced by Hometown Designs, approximately 10″x2.5″, all proceeds go to Friends of the Hershey Trolley.

One of three interurban cars built by the Cincinnati Car Company in 1913, No. 7 ran on the Hershey line between 1930 and 1946. Originally part of the Ephrata and Lebanon Street Railway Co., No. 7 was a full passenger car and one of the more ornate streetcars on the transit system. It was a popular car used to transport patrons to the Hotel Hershey and Milton Hershey School’s Senior Hall.

We need your support!

Press Release – August 2007

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Friends of the Hershey Trolley have recently acquired Hershey No7 trolley from Amy Dolbin in Enola, PA. No7 has been a residence for Amy and her family through the years since the 1940’s after Hershey Transit ceased to exist. No7 will be returning to Hershey on Tuesday, Aug. 28th, where it will be housed in the West Car Barn, along with No3, awaiting restoration.

No7 was built by the Cincinnati Car Co. in 1914 for the Ephrata & Lebanon Traction line and ran as No21 until 1931 when the line stopped operating. No21 was sold to Hershey Transit, along with No20 and 30, refurbished, and put into use as No’s 4, 7, and 8 in 1934. The three Cincinnati cars ran on the Hershey Transit line until the end in 1946. These cars were slower, geared for mountainous terrain, which made them practical for climbing to Hotel Hershey.

Friends is comprised of community members and volunteers, including HDTHS, HE&R, Hershey Museum, Milton Hershey School, and the MS Hershey Foundation.

 




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