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Funds Sought to Return Open Trolley Car #1875 to Service

The Rockhill Trolley Museum is kicking off a campaign to raise funds for mechanical work needed to return our open trolley car to service.

It is our most popular trolley on a hot summer day, however, after more than 45 years of service at the museum, car 1875 needs major mechanical work.

The goal of this campaign is to fund a total overhaul of the car’s running gear. This overhaul will involve complete reconstruction of the trucks and complete overhaul of the electric motors. The wheels also need to be replaced. We are estimating that this work could exceed $70,000.




Please help
return open trolley car 1875 to service
at the Rockhill Trolley Museum

We are fortunate to have been approved for a generous matching grant from the 20th Century Electric Railway Foundation. This grant will match $35,000 in contributions from other sources. We have raised approximately $15,000 of our portion of the match.

Liberty Liner

Liberty Liner Maintenance and Restoration Fund

Please help us continue to improve the operating and physical condition of the Liberty Liner Independence Hall!

A MAJOR MILESTONE HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED—WE HAVE RETURNED THIS HISTORIC TRAIN TO OPERABLE CONDITION AND ARE USING IT FOR SPECIAL EVENTS – BUT MORE HELP IS NEEDED!

Thanks to tremendous volunteer commitment as well as a substantial material donation, this historic train has been returned to operable condition 50 years after it was rebuilt into its Liberty Liner configuration. Now, the challenge is to further improve its reliability and make it look beautiful again.

Will you help us ensure that an example of each of these trains is beautifully preserved, in operable condition, in both Electroliner and Liberty Liner configurations?

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San Diego LRV #1019

San Diego U2 LRV Acquisition Fund

YOUR HELP IS STILL NEEDED!

A major milestone has been accomplished – Rockhill trolley museum has become the first museum on the east coast to operate a modern light rail vehicle – but additional financial support is needed!

At 7:20PM on Thursday, June 26, 2014, Rockhill Trolley Museum became the first museum on the East Coast of the United States to operate a modern light rail vehicle. Newly acquired San Diego Trolley #1019 operated under its own power one week after it was delivered the museum and reassembled by a team of volunteers and professional mechanics.
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PCC 6 Newark City Subway

NJT PCC #6 Acquisition Fund

For nearly 50 years, a small fleet of PCC cars carried passengers along the Newark City Subway, the last operation remaining in New Jersey from the heyday of the trolley. One car, #6, was cosmetically restored to its 1954 appearance shortly before retirement in 2001 and was set aside for preservation.

Rockhill Trolley Museum is seeking donations for acquisition and transportation of the car to Rockhill Furnace, as well as to fund touch up work to improve the appearance of the vehicle before it enters the museum’s operating fleet. Barring any unforeseen conditions found during preparation of the car for operation, the museum’s goal is to have the car return to public operation this summer.