58 North Road, East Windsor, CT
Your donations promote educational programs and restorations at the Connecticut Trolley Museum


The Museum has ambitious plans for 2023. This includes the completion of the energy efficiency project which will see the replacement of all of the interior and exterior lights for the Visitor Center and out buildings, a stepped up financial commitment to the restoration of Connecticut Company Car 3001 which we hope to complete by year's end, repair work in the Restoration Barn; the addition of several new special events for the enjoyment of our visitors; replacing the canvas roof on the 97 year old Springfield Electric Railway Car 16; several exterior painting projects to spruce up the Museum's appearance and much more. To support this work we hope to raise at least $255,000 and YOUR GIFT will help to get us closer to our goal.

Thanks to a $750,000 Federal grant, we have begun to undertake the Museum's largest capital project in many years - the installation of a site-wide drainage system to prevent flooding and soil erosion to be followed by the installation of a paved parking lot. We are planning for additional capital projects as well including the renovation of the auditorium in the Visitor center and the construction of a new restoration/storage barn.

We are grateful to everyone who has helped us over the past several years and the Museum wishes to acknowledge them publicly in recognition of their generosity and support. Please see the lists below --- THANK YOU!

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General Fund Donations

With your support of the Connecticut Trolley Museum, your tax-deductible contributions allow the Connecticut Trolley Museum to work on various trolley restorations, hold special events such as Rails to the Darkside, Pumpkin Patch, and Winterfest, and provide educational programs both for the visiting public and area schoolchildren. The Connecticut Electric Railway Association, Inc. (owner/operator of the Connecticut Trolley Museum) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution and donations are tax deductible.

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Connecticut Electric Railway Association, Inc.
PO Box 360
East Windsor, CT 06088-0360

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Special Project - Connecticut Company #3001

Connecticut Company 3001 Restoration Project

Connecticut Company #3001

The Connecticut Trolley Museum is engaged with its second major capital project, the restoration of Connecticut Company Car 3001, having just completed the restoration of the historic 1913 Isle of Safety waiting station and shelter which is situated at the entrance to the Museum where visitors board the trolley cars.

Connecticut Company Car 3001 is the Museum's most thorough restoration project. The car has been taken down to the frame, for the steel frame and siding to be repaired. A new floor, roof and wooden ends will be installed, and all interior woodwork, seating, windows, and doors will be restored. The electrical and air systems will be thoroughly reconditioned. The trucks will be taken out to be sand blasted and be gone through along with motor work as required.

#3001 History and Restoration Progress

Make a donation to #3001

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Corporate Giving

Employers may request our Employer Identification Number (EIN) to confirm our status as a 501(c)(3) organization. The EIN for the Connecticut Electric Railway Association, Inc. is 06-6070002.

Donation Match

Many businesses have community programs that will match any charitable donations made by their employees. These match programs bring double rewards to the Connecticut Trolley Museum as your $100 donation would turn into a $200 donation to the museum. Check with your employer and follow any instructions they may have on making a donation to qualify for a match.

Employer Donation

If you volunteer regularly at the Connecticut Trolley Museum, your employer may have a community program where it will make a donation to the trolley museum on your behalf. Check with your employer about their giving program.

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