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Rockhill Trolley Museum Granted $10,000 from John Emery Rail Heritage Trust | Ceremony June 1, 2018

The Rockhill Trolley Museum, located at 430 Meadow St., Rockhill Furnace, PA 17249, has been granted $10,000 from the John Emery Rail Heritage Trust in Illinois towards the restoration of one of their unique cars, the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin wooden interurban electric trolley Car 315, built by the Kuhlman Car Company in Cleveland OH in 1909.

Ornately decorated with stained glass windows and fine woodwork, it was built to reach 80 miles an hour. The Rockhill Trolley Museum acquired it in 1961 and it has been one of their most popular operating cars. Interurban car 315 is currently being restored to the condition it was built in 1909 through the 1920’s. Museum President, Joel Salomon, explained that Car 315 is an excellent example of the grand splendor of interurban travel experienced at the beginning of this century for everyday people.

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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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