A New Life for the Hersheypark Miniature Railroad
Friends of the Hershey Trolley Press Release – 1/10/2007
Volunteers Needed to Polish a Piece of History
The Friends of the Hershey Trolley (FOHT) and Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co. (HE&R), the parent company of Hersheypark, have announced that they will be working together to restore the Hershey Park Miniature Railroad train for display in the community. This little gem operated in Hershey Park* from 1910 until 1970**. Brad Ginder and Jay Robertson are co-chairmen of the restoration project and are seeking volunteers to assist with woodworking and refinishing; volunteers also are needed to assist with research and with photo and history archiving. HE&R has made an initial donation for materials and is providing the workspace for the restoration.
FOHT is a committee of The Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society. Its mission is the education and preservation of the Hershey Transit trolley system that ran from 1904 to 1946.
* Hershey Park was renamed Hersheypark in 1971.
** Miniature Railroad actually operated through the 1971 season.
Original located on Hershey Transit.org website.