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The Pumpkin Patch Trolley is back!

We are excited to announce a returning, favorite event from years past that we hope will get you excited for the holiday season!

Since 2006 (not including last year) we at the Rockhill Trolley Museum have hosted our very own Pumpkin Patch Trolley to the delight of the local community and friends from afar. We invite you to come to the trolley museum and relive this exciting event from years past, or to start a new family tradition.

With your ticket, you get a relaxing day of trolleys and pumpkins!

Trolleys will whisk you through Blacklog Narrows and return you to the pumpkin patch at Altoff siding. There, your child(ren) will be able to choose a pumpkin, and family pictures are then a must alongside the holiday decor around the patch. Then, it’s back to the red brick platform (where you started), so you can head over to the pavilion to decorate your pumpkin(s). Decorating kits, markers, and stickers will be available.

Dates and Fares:
Saturday October 15, 2022 10am – 4pm
Sunday October 16, 2022 10am – 4pm
All tickets $10

BUY PUMPKIN PATCH TICKETS

Tickets will also be available for purchase at our Meadow Street ticket booth, located across the tracks from the Rockhill Furnace Post Office.

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Join Us and EBT for Christmas in Coal Country 2022!

Ring in the holiday season in retro style with us and our friends at the East Broad Top Railroad!

Every ticket includes:
-Train Ride
-Vintage Trolley Ride
-Photos with Santa
-Hot Chocolate & Cookie
& every child gets a special gift from Santa!

Dates
November 25-27
December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18

Train Departures
5:00 PM, 6:30 PM, & 8:00 PM*
*8pm trains on Friday & Saturday only

Classes of Service
Heated Coach:
Adult (13+): $25.00
Child (2-12): $20.00
Heated Caboose:
Adult (13+): $30.00
Child (2-12): $25.00

More details and information over at eastbroadtop.com

BOOK CHRISTMAS IN COAL COUNTRY
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In Memoriam: Eric W. Turner

We’re very sad to inform everyone of a very tragic accident for our museum family involving one of our dedicated members and volunteers and a good friend to many. Eric Turner passed away due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident while traveling to work on Wednesday July 6.

If you saw Eric on a trolley car, it was often with his love, Shannon. They enjoyed operating the trolley cars together and took every opportunity to be together at the museum. They even had a trolley wedding, in September, 2021. They were married in front of York Rys. Car 163, which was the first car they were both qualified on and the museum pavilion never looked more elegant!

While becoming members in late 2020, Eric and Shannon made an immediate impact at the museum and volunteering. Eric brought his mechanical and welding skills with him to the museum every visit. Eric could often be found in the shop fixing any number of things or making shop improvements.

Eric worked at the East Broad Top Railroad and loved his day job, especially working on returning steam locomotive #16 back to operation. Eric loved volunteering at the trolley museum and was a very devoted volunteer. One could not say enough good things about Eric. He was just a wonderful person, a delight to volunteer with, and was always willing to go out of his way to help someone. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was truly a gentleman.

Information regarding the services are below in the links. With the memorial service next Saturday, July 16, the Museum will be closed that day for all volunteers to be able to attend.

Rest in peace, our dear friend Eric, we will never forget you! We send our condolences and sympathies to his wife Shannon, family and friends.

https://www.sorgefuneralhome.com/obituary/Eric-Turner#twform

https://www.gofundme.com/f/to-help-shannon-with-future-monetary-loss