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Ride the rails in a simulated experience You've heard of the Streetcar Named Desire, but have you ever desired to drive a streetcar? If so, you can make that dream a reality at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museunm (and, incidentally, see the original Streetcar Named Desire while you're there).The museum has a brand-new inter- active exhibit that puts you in the driver's seat of a tradi- tional trolley car PITTS Visitors are always fascinated with how we operate trol leys," said Scott Becker, executive director of the Pennsyl- vania Trolley Museum. "It's an exhibit we've been wanting to do for a while now. "We" includes the many volunteers and staff who con- tinue to create an interactive, imaginative learning expe- rience for all ages at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. The museum, at I Museum Road in Washington, houses more than 50 street and interurban railway cars, along with various locomotives, railway structures and artifacts from the trolley era.While the museum first opened its doors more than 50 years ago, its newest exhibit provides visitors just another opportunity to experience American history in a fun, stimulating way. Experience the Trolley Era at the Pennsyluania Trolley Museum. trolley operator simulator experience. guided tour is offered at 3 p.m. Hours The museum is definitely a three-di Trolley Museum online for hours and be sure to visit on the days the trolley The simulator is the first trolley operator simulator at a trolley museum, according to a press release from the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.When you visit, you can can try your hand at operating a trolley.experiencing the mensional experience," Becker said, but event information rumble of the car and the ding of the bells as you us authentic trolley controls.Three video screens will re- flect your progress and allow friends and family to watch lic Nov. 0- Nov. 17-18, Nov. 30 A journalism graduate from Brigham and experience with you.While it might seem to be an De7 and Dec. 14 easy job, most who try the exhibit are surprised to learn otherwise vary by season, so visit Pennsylvania operator simulator is open to the pub- Young University, Kristen Price has experience writing in a variety of fields including art and culture, health and If you'll be visiting the museum in the coming months., you may want to take fitness and financial and real estate sen events, including the ever-popular Santa SFGate and the Knot People are always surprised to learn how the brakes advantage of its numerous holiday work," Becker said, adding that everyone should try it once. "You'll get a feeling for what it was like to operate a Trolley, where Santa and Mrs. Claus trolley.It shows you just how different it is than driving a alys make a special appearance. See car!" vices. Kristen has written for USA Toda the museum's special events page for more information. Sponsored content brought While you're visiting the museum, take time to sit behind the driver by taking a ride on an authentic trolley. Each e Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is paid admission includes unlimited 4-mile round-trip rides open Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 on a beautifully restored, historical trolley along with one a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that the last PENNSYLVANIA TROLLEY MUSEUM Washington, PA