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When the Trolley Came to Chester
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Can you imagine climbing onto a trolley in Chester and traveling to the shoreline for a day at the beach? From 1914 to 1918, the Shoreline Electric Railway provided a popular way for Chester residents to travel by west to Stony Creek or New Haven, or head east to New London, Mystic, Watch Hill or Norwich. Deep River residents Bruce Edgerton and Ted Mackenzie have been studying the Shoreline Electric Railway for years. On Sunday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. at the Chester Meeting House at 4 Liberty Street, Chester, they will share some stories and photographs from their forthcoming book on the building of the Old Saybrook to Chester segment of the electric railway. The Chester Historical Society is sponsoring this program as a prelude to its summertime exhibit at the Chester Museum at The Mill. The exhibit, which will be called “Over the River and Through the Woods,” will focus on different modes of transportation in Chester over a 100-year period. The program is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, go to www.ChesterHistoricalSociety.org.