VTS: Pennsylvania Trolley Museum


The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
National Capital Chapter
ONLINE MEETING Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Winner of the IEEE Northern Virginia Chapter of the Year 2017
Winner of the IEEE Northern Virginia Chapter of the Year 2018
You will need a computer with speakers to watch the presentation.  A microphone and webcam are optional but encouraged.
Cost:  Free!

Please register by 5 pm Monday, December 14.

Webinar login details will be provided by 10 am Tuesday, December 15.
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Speakers: Scott Becker, Executive Director

                 Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington, PA

Topic:       Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

  Date and Time




  • Date: 15 Dec 2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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Zoom log on credentials will be supplied prior to the meeting time.

  • Online meeting / webinar
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • United States

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  • Starts 02 December 2020 04:57 PM
  • Ends 14 December 2020 05:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Scott Becker of Pennsylvania Trolley Museum


Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PTM) has made significant progress over the past 27 years with construction of new exhibit and artifact storage buildings, reconstruction of existing buildings, restoration of a number of streetcars, and nearly doubling the length of the Museum’s trackage. During this time PTM has also experienced dramatic growth in volunteerism and visitation base. The Museum’s “On Track for the Future” Capital Campaign will allow it to make even greater strides in providing an improved visitor experience with a new 21,000 square-foot Welcome and Education Center, Trolley Street, Barry Stout Park, and a new parking lot.

Scott's presentation will cover the history and future of the Museum, including key accomplishments, highlights of its fascinating collection of electric railway equipment and buildings, as well as its exciting plans for the years ahead.


Scott Becker has been Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington, PA, for 27 years. His major responsibilities are fundraising and development, project management, and overall supervision of the Museum’s programs. He has been involved in the railway museum field since 1972 having served as Executive Director at the Connecticut Trolley Museum and as Vice President at both the Railroad Museum of New England and Shore Line Trolley Museum. He was also Executive Director at the Eli Whitney Museum.

Scott was President of the Association of Railway Museums for 10 years where he helped develop Recommended Practices for Railway Museums. He is past President of PA Museums, a state-wide organization representing museums across Pennsylvania. He is currently a Vice President of the Heritage Rail Alliance and Chair of the Washington County Heritage Alliance.


Address:Washington, Pennsylvania, United States


  • 12:00 am - Lunch and social conversation
  • 12:30 pm - Technical presentation & discussion
  • 01:30 pm - Adjourn



  • Chair: David (DJ) Johnson
  • Vice-Chair: Reg Mitchell
  • Secretary: Karl Berger, PE
  • Treasurer: Steve Bezner, PE
  • Cashier: Ken Briers
  • Program Committee: Heather Roman

Please help your VTS Chapter: If you would like to speak or have contact information for a speaker, please contact David Johnson <djohnsonrail at ieee.org> or Heather Roman <hroman at omni-strategy.com>

Future Meetings:

  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11