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Trolleys Return Photo Opportunity

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Date: March 3, 2008

 

Trolleys Return, a Sign of Spring

 

 

Lowell, Massachusetts.  The return of trolleys operating in downtown Lowell is a sure sign of spring as a visitor offering at Lowell National Historical Park. The first trolley runs of 2008 will be transporting students from Lowell’s Robinson School on Monday, March 3 as part of their classes’ participation in Tsongas Industrial History Center programs. Two classes will be climbing aboard at 9:30 am and 10:00 am at the Boott Mills stop. Along with two other classes they will be moving through downtown Lowell at scheduled intervals until 1:30 pm for sessions at the Visitor Center and River Transformed Exhibit.

 

The trolleys, replicas of the historic cars that ran in Lowell, operate from March through November annually.  Trolley operators, park staff in period uniforms, make stops at the Mack Plaza along Dutton Street, Boott Mills at the foot of John   Street, and the Tremont Gatehouse near Wannalancit along French Street. Schedules are posted at the Boott Mills and Mack Plaza stops.

 

For further information about the trolleys opening day runs, please contact Phil Lupsiewicz at 978-275-1705 or phil_lupsiewicz@nps.gov.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Trolley operations can be cancelled due to weather conditions including snow and ice on the tracks. With snow anticipated this weekend, please call to confirm schedule/operation.

 

 

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Did You Know?

Historic etching, Lowell National Historical park

The population of Lowell grew dramatically during the years of industrial expansion-rising from about 2,500 in 1826 to more than 33,000 in 1850, when Lowell was the second largest city in Massachusetts.