The museum is the brainchild of businessman Thomas Patton and archivist and historian Dennis Lamont (a regular contributor to this blog), and is under construction in Avon Lake at the Artstown Shopping Center in a former bowling alley.
(Thomas Patton with Dennis Lamont and Albert Doane previously published the Arcadia book Lake Shore Electric Railway, which was featured in a four-part series on this blog beginning here.)
The Avon Lake museum project undertaken by Patton and Lamont also includes the restoration of a former Lake Shore Electric baggage car (shown in the photos) – Number 38 – that currently sits behind the shopping center near the U. S. Post Office facility.
But how did it get there, and what had it been doing since the Lake Shore Electric Railway went out of business in 1938?
Stop back here tomorrow for the “moving" story of LSE 38!