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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

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Announcing: Expanded Hours for 2022!

The Rockhill Trolley Museum is pleased to announce expanded hours for the 2022 Operating Season!

Our 2022 operating days are:
Five days a week: Wednesdays-Sundays, through August 28;
Three days a week: Fridays-Sundays, September 2 through October 30

On regular operating days, the ticket booth is open:
11:00 AM until 4:15 PM.

New trolley departure times for 2022:
11:00AM, 12:00PM, 1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM, and 4:00PM (may depart as late as 4:15PM).
Why not ride a train, too?! The 12:00PM, 2:00PM, and 4:00PM departures correspond with the conclusions of train excursions operated by our friends at the East Broad Top Railroad.

Regular Fares are not changing (but, with the exception of certain, jointly-operated Special Events, trolley ride tickets are separate from the train excursions booked on the East Broad Top!):
Adult: $10.00 (All Day Ticket)
Children (ages 2 to 12): $8.00
Children under 2: FREE! (please ask for free ticket)

Please note that, due to the historic nature of our collection, equipment and schedules may change.