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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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