Historic Trolley 115 Leaving Museum For Repairs

The Sheridan Railway & Light Company Trolley 115 left the grounds of the Sheridan County Historical Society & Museum on Monday, June 20. Working with the North Main Association and Fletcher Construction, the trolley will undergo repairs and refurbishment on the grounds of Northern Lights Electric on Higby Road. Once restored, the trolley will be placed along North Main Street in Sheridan along the route of the Interurban Line.

In the mid-1970s, Sheridan resident Louis Poulos and former SR&L conductor Joe Driear located Trolley 115 in a pasture near the Kendrick Country Club. Several county businesses donated time and materials to restore the trolley at the old City Garage on Alger Street in Sheridan.
The trolley was displayed at many locations in Sheridan before moving to the Museum, including near the Best Western Sheridan Center.

In 2007, Trolley 115 was purchased by the Sheridan County Historical Society and moved onto the Museum grounds. Since then museum staff and volunteers have worked to address the trolley's serious maintenance issues hoping to restore the trolley, as closely as possible, to its original state. The costs for the proposed project were beyond the Museum's resources. After working to secure private donations and after granting funding for the project with limited success, the North Main Association agreed to partner with the Museum for the effort in the fall of 2015.