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2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo As NJPS 6 returns to Rockhill Furnace, it waits in the passing siding as Rio de Janerio 1875, a double truck open car, makes its first trip to Blacklog Narrows in the "second 50 years."
2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo Chairman of the Board, Matt Nawn, proudly stands by NJPS 6 at Blacklog Narrows, following the first trips of the next 50 years.

Big Jim Lilly, to Matt's right, talks with another fan. Jim's trucks have moved many trolleys and streetcars of many museums in the northeast.

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2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo Johnstown Traction Co. 355 arrives at Blacklog Narrows at 12:04 PM.

The car was built in 1926 by the St. Louis Car Co. and operated for 32 years in Johnstown, until the end of streetcar service in that city.

2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo Johnstown Traction Co. 355 has its passengers on board to begin its first trip to Blacklog Narrows to begin its next 50 years of service.
2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo NJ Public Service (NJ Transit) PCC 6, ex-Twin Cities Rapid Transit, built by St. Louis Car Co. in 1946, waits to become the first official trolley to travel the line in the second 50 years, July 6, 2013.

This car is the most recent acquisition of the Rockhill Trolley Museum National Capital Trolley Museum president, Ken Rucker sits in the shade enjoining the warm sunny day.

2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo Philip proudly holds his certificate of appreciation.
2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo A "belated" recognition was given to Philip Glass, the volunteer who designed and managed the extension of the Museum's demonstration trolley line to Blacklog Narrows.

The presentation is made by Joel Solomon.

2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo Museum volunteers were given special recognition. Two young men who have been volunteering since the were "children," the two men on the right, were recognized by the volunteer on the left.
2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo Representative Fleck presented the Museum a Resolution from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives congratulating RTY on its first 50 years.

Matt Nawn accepts the Certificate.

2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo Representative Mike Fleck, 81st Legislative District, welcomed everyone.

He indicated that a resolution had been introduced to make Johnstown Traction Co. 355 the "Official Trolley" of the State of Pennsylvania.

2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo Joseph Kovalchick, President of Kovalchick Corp., and owner of the East Broad Top Railroad property praised the Museum for its 50 years of volunteer efforts to make the day's event possible.
2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo Volunteer member Jim Walsh provided the invocation.
2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo Then Matt welcomed all the members and guests to the Museum.

East Broad Top Railroad hopper cars provide a backdrop for Matt.

2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo Matthew W. Nawn began the festivities by providing an interview with a reporter for WTAJ-TV with Johnstown Traction 355 in the background.
2013, July Rockhill Trolley Musuem Photo Saturday, July 6, 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the beginning of trolley operations at the Rockhill Trolley Museum at Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania.

It was the second such event in Pennsylvania in two weeks as the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Arden, Pennsylvania also celebrated their 50th Anniversary of the beginning of operations for the public.

July 6, 2013

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