Giving Tuesday 2022

We have plenty to be thankful for at the Rockhill Trolley Museum. We have a unique collection of trolley cars that we have preserved and all are stored indoors. We are in a wonderful location next to the historic East Broad Top Railroad. We have a dedicated core group of members that volunteer their time to make the museum what it is today. Our generous members and friends contribute funds to make projects possible at the museum.

While we are grateful for such generosity, the need for funding (and additional volunteers) never ends. We have a major track project coming up in 2023 involving a lot of switch timbers. Purchasing the switch timbers will require a huge outlay of funds and then, of course, many volunteers will be needed to install them properly.

The General Fund is what really keeps the lights on. It pays for the utilities and all the expenses for which the restricted funds cannot be used. We certainly appreciate your support for restricted projects’ funds, but please don’t forget to support our less glamorous day to day needs!

Click the button below to help us with an online donation (via our partner, PayPal), or you can mail a check to our corporate business mailing address listed below. As always, we thank you for your support and wish everyone a happy holiday season!


To contribute by mail, please make your checks payable and send to:

Railways To Yesterday Inc.
P.O. Box 1601
Allentown, PA 18105


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.



Now Accepting Online Donations

311_woodsThe Rockhill Trolley Museum is now accepting online donations to our General Fund, Chicago Aurora & Elgin Car 315 Fund, Open Car 1875 Fund, and Valley Railways Car 12 Fund.

Donations of any size do help! With all the current unknowns, being able to pay the fixed expenses is critical.

To donate online, please visit our Donate Funds page.

Online Donations are accepted through PayPal.