|Hershey Transit No7|
Updated May 2013
With your help we did it! We've completed our goal of $25,000 for Trolley No7! Thank you everyone for your contributions and support as we continue on track to raise money and bring this streetcar back to life.
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April 2013 - Just Released
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Press Release - August 2007
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.