Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys Provides First Installment of Grant for Restoration of PCC#2743 To 1950's-Era Green and Cream

Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo

Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys founding members Bill Monaghan and Harry Donahue are shown presenting a check for $2500.00 to Joel Salomon, President of Rockhill Trolley Museum at the RTY Board meeting in January.

This grant from FPT will be matched by a grant from the 20th Century Rail Foundation, which will also match further grants from FPT to the amount of $10,000.

This check represents the first installment of the $10,000 which FPT has raised for this current project.

Body and prep work on 2743 will commence in May or June, will the goal or returning 2743 as close as possible to its late 1950's appearance in the familiar PTC green and cream.

We hope to have the project completed in time for the 2014 PCC Day at RTY.

FPT thanks all of those who have supported our events and efforts in raising the funding for the 2743 project.

Month Year: 
February, 2013

At Long Last, New Trucks For The Oldest Passenger Trolley In Our Collection, Valley Railways #12

Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo

Recently the museum took delivery of a set of 27F trucks that will be used for the restoration of our 1895 Valley Railways car body #12. These trucks were acquired as part of the snowsweeper trade that our museum participated in earlier this year.

Receiving these trucks ends a decades long search for finding and acquiring these specialized trucks for the oldest passenger trolley in the museum collection.

Of course the search for other parts needed for the restoration of the car will continue, but we have acquired the largest parts needed with these trucks. We do have an air compressor and controllers for the eventual restoration of the car.

The Valley car #12 was acquired in 1985 and was used as a summer home near Plainfield PA for many years until the museum discovered the car and acquired it.

See the #12 Roster Page for more history and photos.

Month Year: 
September, 2012