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CT trolley museum gets PATH car used during 9/11

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EAST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

A piece of American history is coming to Connecticut.

A PATH subway car, which survived the Sept. 11 attacks, will arrive at the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven next month.

People come from all over to ride an antique trolley and learn about early transportation.

Now, a piece of the recent past will join the mass transit collection at the museum.

"That's really exciting because not a lot of things happen here and just to have something so historic, that's pretty amazing,” said Linda Lopez of New Haven.

The museum reached an agreement with the Port Authority to receive the PATH car, which was under the north tower of the World Trade Center and survived the 9/11 attack.

"This is basically local history. New York is two hours away but it's basically local.  The East Haven Fire Department sent firefighters to New York City on 9/11,” said Nathan Nietering, the Shore Line Trolley Museum director.

On the morning of Sept. 11, the car was sent to the World Trade Center to pick up passengers but none were ever found inside.

The train can serve as a tribute to those who lost their lives and as a reminder to never forget.

"Definitely a lot of people will be coming here. I'll come back,” Lopez said.

"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Nietering said.

The PATH car display will be open to the public starting in the fall. A permanent display will be created and dedicated next year.

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