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Todd's Railfan Guide to
the Rockhill Trolley Museum
Rockhill (Orbisonia) PA
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Billed as Pennsylvania's first trolley museum, the Rockhill Trolley Museum is co-located in Rockhill PA, AKA Orbisonia with the East Broad Top narrow gauge railroad. (please, no emails from the purists :-) Since the map is the same for the EBT, I have it at the bottom of the page.....
The museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays between Memorial Day and October. There are special events during the summer and in November and December - check their website for more info.
The hours are 11am to 4:20pm, with trains departing on the :15 except for the one at 4:20.
The fare is $7 for adults, four bucks for kids 2-12, and discounts are given, check their website.
They have an extensive collection, so again, I will refer that to their website at: http://www.rockhilltrolley.org/roster
Their website is at: http://www.rockhilltrolley.org/
I also have a guide to the East Broad Top here
It is fairly easy to find the museum and the East Broad Top. It's about an hour east of Altoona PA.
From the west or east, come in via the Pennsy Turnpike, take exit 180 (the Fort Littleton exit), and go about 25 miles north on US522, taking a left in the middle of Orbisonia at the traffic light.
From Altoona, take US22 east to Mt Union, then take US522 about 12 miles to the same traffic light in Orbisonia, taking a right to the museum.
From the south or Maryland, come up to the PA Turnpike via I-70 to Breezewood (PA Turnpike exit 161), and take it west one exit to exit 180.
From the north, it's a draw.... maybe take exit 161 off I-80, I-99/US220 down to State College, then US322 down to Lewistown, US22 west to Mt Union, and finally south on US522 to Orbisonia.... or follow your GPS :-)
Pictures from 2004
A rare signal made by Nachod Signal company of Louisville KY. It's a combination of a two color, color light signal and a older style banjo signal.
Pictures from 2011
One foggy morning, the Sunday of the Fall Spectacular, we managed to stop by on the way back from Michigan. The day turned out to be really nice once the fog burnt off, but the fog did offer some great photo ops not normally encountered :-)
Pictures at the end of the streetcar line at location 7b.
Last Modified: 07-Aug-2016