Rockhill Trolley Museum
The Rockhill Trolley Museum is located at 430 Meadow Street, Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania, 19 miles (31 km) north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and 11 miles (18 km) south of US 22, the William Penn Highway.

Founded in 1960, the museum collects and restores traction equipment (trolley, interurban and transit cars). The museum operates what has been historically referred to as the Shade Gap Electric Railway to demonstrate the operable pieces in its collection. "Shade Gap" refers to the name of a branch of the East Broad Top Railroad, from whom the museum leases it property.

The first car acquired by the museum in 1960 is Johnstown Traction No. 11. Recent acquisitions include Public Service Coordinated Transport (later New Jersey Transit), Newark, NJ Presidents' Conference Committee (PCC) Car No. 6 and Iowa Terminal Railroad Snow Sweeper No. 3.

"Railways to Yesterday Inc." is the corporate name of the organization, and for some years the museum operated under the name directly, until a desire to acknowledge and enhance its relationship with its hometown and help provide mutual promotional support resulted in its new operating name.

The museum season runs from Memorial Day weekend through October and is open additionally for special events during the holiday season, such as Polar Bear Express and Santa's Trolley.

The East Broad Top Railroad is across the street from the museum. The two organizations are not formally affiliated, and tickets are not cross-honored. However, both organizations share volunteers and labor expertise between them. The railroad has not operated public excursions since December 2011 and has operated no excursions since October 2013.

Roster

Number: 3

Type: Snow sweeper
Heritage: Emery, Iowa
Builder: McGuire-Cummings Manufacturing Company
Year built: 1911
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Acquired in a trade wherein the National Capital Trolley Museum received Snow Sweeper No. 09 from the museum.

Number: 6

Type: PCC streetcar
Heritage: Public Service Coordinated Transport, later New Jersey Transit
Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year built: 1949
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Originally Twin City Rapid Transit car No. 325.

Number: 10

Type: Snowplow
Heritage: Philadelphia and Western Railroad
Builder: Wason Manufacturing Company
Year built: 1915
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Retired 1988, last operating trolley snowplow in the United States outside of a museum.

Number: 12

Type: Tram
Heritage: Valley Railways, west of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Builder: Jackson and Sharp Company
Year built: 1895
Condition: Inoperable

Number: 61

Type: Tram
Heritage: Philadelphia Suburban
Builder: Brill
Year built: 1925
Condition: Inoperable
Remarks: Center door.

Number: 107

Type: Snow sweeper
Heritage: Scranton Transit
Builder: Chicago and Joliet Electric Railway
Year built: 1910
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Steeple-cab.

Number: 162

Type: Tram
Heritage: Philadelphia and Western
Builder: Brill
Year built: 1927
Condition: Inoperable
Remarks: High-speed interurban car.

Number: 163

Type: Tram
Heritage: York Railways
Builder: Brill
Year built: 1924
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Rare curved-sides car.

Number: 172

Type: Tram
Heritage: CCFP/STCP (Porto, Portugal)
Builder: CCFP
Year built: 1929
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Semi-convertible (open/closed) car.

Number: 205

Type: Tram
Heritage: Philadelphia and Western
Builder: Brill
Year built: 1931
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Only operating Brill bullet, originally 3rd rail powered.

Number: 249

Type: Tram
Heritage: CCFP/STCP
Builder: Brill
Year built: 1904
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Semi-convertible.

Number: 311

Type: streetcar
Heritage: Johnstown Traction Company
Builder: Wason
Year built: 1922
Condition: Operating
Remarks: First car of the museum.

Number: 315

Type: Tram
Heritage: Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad
Builder: G. C. Kuhlman Car Company
Year built: 1909
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Wooden interurban car.

Number: 355

Type: Tram
Heritage: Johnstown Traction Company
Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year built: 1926
Condition: Operating

Number: 402

Type: Box motor
Heritage: Philadelphia and Western
Builder: Detroit United Railway
Year built: 1920
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Double-ended.

Number: 710

Type: Tram
Heritage: Harrisburg Railways
Builder: Brill
Year built: 1913
Condition: Inoperable
Remarks: Semi-convertible.

Number: 1009

Type: Rapid transit car
Heritage: Delaware River Port Authority Bridge-line car
Builder: Brill
Year built: 1936
Condition: Inoperable
Remarks: Sold to Philadelphia Broad Street Subway for $10,000 following the formation of the PATCO Speedline in 1968.

Number: 1875

Type: Tram
Heritage: Rio de Janeiro Tramways
Builder: Brill
Year built: 1912
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Only operating open car in Pennsylvania.

Number: 2743

Type: PCC streetcar
Heritage: Philadelphia Transportation Company, later SEPTA
Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year built: 1947
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Originally broad gauge.

Number: 19137

Type: Caboose
Heritage: Pennsylvania Railroad
Year built: 1900s
Condition: Not in use
Remarks: N-5 steel.

Number: C-64

Type: Freight flat
Heritage: CCFP/STCP
Builder: CCFP
Year built: 1933
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Now used as a track maintenance car.

Number: D-39

Type: Tower car
Heritage: SEPTA
Builder: Philadelphia Rapid Transit
Year built: 1908
Condition: not Operating
Remarks: Overhead wire maintenance car.

Number: M-25

Type: GE 25-ton switcher
Heritage: Adtranz
Builder: General Electric Transportation Systems
Year built: 1942
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Originally owned by United States Navy.

Number: M-100

Type: Speeder
Heritage: United States Navy
Builder: Kalamazoo Manufacturing
Year built: 1945
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Gasoline engine.

Number: X-4

Type: Cherry picker car
Builder: Rockhill Trolley Museum
Year built: 1998
Condition: Operating

Number: X-39

Type: Caboose
Heritage: Central of Georgia Railway
Condition: Not in use
Remarks: Wooden.

Number: BT-1

Type: Boom truck
Heritage: Curry Supply Company
Builder: GMC
Year built: 1981
Condition: Operating.

Name: Liberty Liner Independence Hall

Type: Electroliner
Heritage: Philadelphia Suburban
Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year built: 1941
Condition: Operating
Remarks: Originally Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad No. 803-804.

Type: Ballast car

Builder: Rockhill Trolley Museum
Year built: 1999
Condition: In use

Type: Railroad tie nipper

Builder: Rockhill Trolley Museum
Year built: 2000
Condition: In use

Rockhill Trolley Museum Official Website:http://www.rockhilltrolley.org/

See also:

Streetcars

Interurban

Electroliner

Doodlebug

Dracar

Museums

East Broad Top

Johnstown Traction No. 311, the Rockhill Trolley Museum's first acquisition in its collection.
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Johnstown Traction No. 311, the Rockhill Trolley Museum's first acquisition in its collection.

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