Seashore Trolley Museum Uniform (unofficial)
Welcome to the Seashore Trolley Museum!
Thank you for volunteering as an Operator. Sourcing the pieces of your uniform will be a journey. When in doubt, ask your fellow operators for advice on where they sourced the pieces of their uniforms.
This document is an unofficial guide to sourcing the uniform pieces you need as an Operator at the Seashore Trolley Museum. You might call it the New Operator Missing Uniform Sourcing Guide.
Where to purchase your Trolley Operator uniform pieces
- Buy the hat from the museum store. Sometimes the hats show up on eBay, but often they are more expensive than just buying one from the museum.
- You can purchase the hat badge through the shop after you are licensed.
- You can get a name tag from the store as well.
You can buy the ticket punch from the museum store, or buy one from eBay. Try to buy one that is a legic ticket punch and not a scrapbooking punch.
- Some operators like to have a leather ticket punch holder for their belt. With everything else we need to store in our pockets, it’s great to have a dedicated place for the ticket punch.
- These LED flashlights work great for night time operations during prelude. They have an adjustable short and long range. And they fit nicely in your pocket. Be sure to purchase the 3.7v rechargable batteries for your flashlight.
- You may find these people counters useful when conducting.
- This whistle can be very loud and will work even when it is raining.
- You will need a breakaway lanyard for the whistle.
- This is a good clip-on tie.
- A gold tie bar if you don’t have one already.
- You can get a cheap and effective pocket watch from eBay.
- You can pickup your white shirt, black jacket black pants, and black vest from anywhere. Plus sized gentlemen on our team have purchased theirs from DXL. There is an Operator who tells a story of going in to Goodwill and buying a suit for $30. Another Operator recommends purchasing the shirt and pants from Walmart. Your mileage may vary.
You don’t need special boots. Just wear something comfortable that won’t roll when you walk up the track. You will be on your feet a LOT throughout the day, ensure your shoes don’t betray you.
You should have a pair of gloves. Some people use a lightweight pair of gardening gloves with silicon grippy fingers. Some people use work gloves that you would use for splitting wood or something. You may find it undesirable to have a bulky object on your person in addition to what you’re already lugging around. Hot tip: keep a fresh paper towel in your pocket and use that to handle the grease sticks when greasing the rail. Then when you’re done, just throw the towel away. You will want the gloves when putting up running boards on 303, making the gloves a summertime essential.