Trolley found in Weyauwega couple's backyard on display at Michigan museum

The trolley a Weyauwega couple found in their backyard in the summer of 2015 is now on display at the Lost Railway Museum in Grass Lake, Mich. (Photo courtesy JTV)

GRASS LAKE, Mich. (WLUK) -- The Lost Railway Museum in southern Michigan purchased a trolley found in 2015 by a Weyauwega couple.

On Saturday, the museum had its grand opening.

One of its centerpieces is none other than "Car 47."

The museum highlights the time before paved streets, cars and buses... where the electric inter-urban railway system was the primary mode of public transportation.

The entire project costs more than $1 million.

The museum's president said the museum wouldn't be here today without the immense community support.

"Probably half the people in this room have touched the project. Two hundred people at least and I've never seen such an outpouring of volunteerism in my life," said Phil Willis, Lost Railway Museum president.

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(Video courtesy JTV)

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