France WW2 Trolley Adventure and Skirmish
It is occupied France, June 1944, just after the landings of D-Day when
French Partisans rose up to destroy rail bridges, cut telephone wires
and generally disrupt the German rear lines to ease the advance of the
Each day, in addition to the Museum's regular
trolley runs, the public is invited to ride special excursion tours
which will recreate the European Inter-urban rail service that ran
between Paris and Rouen, France, along the Seine River during the Summer
of 1944. Passengers will board at Castlemuir Depot (Paris St.
Lazare Station) and be required to present their French ID papers to the
German Reichsbahn Railroad Conductors. During the hour long round
trip journey on the museum's 3 miles of track to Duerr Forest Preserve
and back, passengers will experience scenarios that include the French
Resistance, German Patrols, Captured POWs, and Allied Liberation
Skirmishes. "Papers Please!"
The Occupied France Trolley Adventure is an
immersive performance presented by WW2 Actors portraying
historical characters from the war and will put passengers right
into the action. Passengers will view and experience small
performance stops along the trolley's route recreating a variety
of scenarios that played out in occupied France during the war.
Passengers should be prepared to play along with the actors to
fully enjoy the experience. This performance is family friendly; however,
not recommended for very young children who may be upset by load
noises, theatrical gun fire, and battle reenacting.
Passenger Reservations for these Fund Raising
Special Excursions can be made through the museum main web site
Fox River Trolley Museum Special Events . All proceeds shall go to
maintain the museum and its collections. Thank you.
"Occupied France" WW2 Trolley Adventure Timetable:
Saturday June 7 - Departure Times: Schedule for Saturday to be
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