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Twilight Trolley: Ghosts of the C&E Interurban
Oct 24, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Explore the rail beds with Sparky Wier and Rita Railbane
Going back in time is always thrilling. But add some big personalities from that classic era, the era of the railways in Geauga County, and you’re in for a real treat.
Just one week before the spookiest day of the year, at dusk, walk the real-life rail beds of ole as two gadabout ghosts regale you on the Cleveland & Eastern Interurban electric-powered railway.
What: Twilight Trolley: Ghosts of the C&E Interurban
When: Friday, October 24 – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Rookery, Great Blue Heron Lodge, 10110 Cedar Road, Munson Twp.
The two will be something to behold – and give you a real sense of the invention of transportation by rail.
While jolly trolley conductor Sparky Wier recalls the good old trolley days, crabby rider Rita Railbane will counter with retorts: safety measures vs. mishaps and derailments; luxury vs. long layovers; stark station conditions vs. comfortable accommodations. And while Sparky effuses about the unsurpassed efficiency of a smooth 75-minute trip from Chardon to downtown Cleveland in the days of the horse and buggy, Rita will whine about the rough ride. Because, as you know, there’s one in every crowd.
The C&E trolley line rolled out of Cleveland and traversed Geauga County from 1900-1925. Registration is not required for this program, best suited for those school age and older. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.
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