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Speeder and Maintenance of Way Day!

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Speeder Day was so much fun last month, we’re doing it again! Come out to the Seashore Trolley Museum on Saturday, August 8th for Speeder and Maintenance of Way Day! Take an adventure on our main line on a trolley and a bonus speeder ride!
What is a speeder? A speeder is a gas (or diesel) powered vehicle formerly 

Speeders waiting to depart at Seashore Trolley Museum.

used on railroads around the world by track inspectors and work crews to move quickly to and from work sites. Also known as a railway motor car, putt-putt, track-maintenance car, crew car or inspection car. Track volunteers use speeders on our main line often to better access our railroad so they can cut back overgrown brush and keep the line clear for our collection items to travel along safely.

Speeders come in a variety of sizes and designs. They can be open or enclosed. Really small or somewhat large. They can be powered by gasoline or diesel. People who own them may choose to leave them very “bare bones” or outfit them with many creature comforts. Plush seats, heat, two way radios and intercoms are not uncommon amenities. Some are even equipped with hydraulic, turntable lifts for lifting the car from the track and allow it to be spun in the reverse direction.

But wait, there’s more! The Museum will also be displaying our electric railway’s most active Maintenance of Way equipment for guests to view. Items include locomotives, a line car, plow, pump car, and more. Come out and learn something new about transit history and take a closer look at our MOW collection!
To attend Speeder and Maintenance of Way Day, purchase General Admission tickets in advance to ensure you and your family/group gets a spot on a speeder for a ride, HERE. See you on August 8th!


August 8
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Seashore Trolley Museum
195 Log Cabin Road
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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(207) 967-2800