Help us complete the restoration of PTC #8042

Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys is launching a campaign to top off the restoration of PRT/PTC 8042, a 1923 Brill-built Peter Witt car preserved at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.

In particular, the rear wood structure is in need of extensive work, and the car’s ceiling panels will be replaced. You can donate to the effort and watch a video about the project by visiting our new GoFundMe page here.

Alternatively, you can donate by more traditional means by printing out the attached flyer — you can click on the photo to bring up a printable PDF — and mailing it back to us with your donation.

These cars were workhorses of the Philadelphia fleet until the late 1950s. You can read about the history of 8042 and its sisters at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum site here.

The Spring 2020 issue of The Streamliner has arrived

The Spring 2020 edition of The Streamliner has arrived.

Features include:

• Celebrating 2168’s 15th anniversary at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum

• PRT sweeper C-145 restoration update

• Philadelphia snow sweeper color schemes

• Remembering Andy Burger

… And more!

You can access the PDF file by clicking on the front page image, or by clicking here.

Progress continues on Philadelphia sweper C-145

FPT’s Matt Nawn talks about the C-145 project.

While many of us have been cooped up at home, or on essential jobs, unable to enjoy our favorite hobbies, Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys members have been able to continue work on one of the projects funded through the generous donations from our supporters.

As you can see in the attached video from Operator Logan, efforts to refurbish Philadelphia sweeper C-145 at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum have been ongoing. And, we promise, the work and video have been undertaken with social distancing precautions.

To watch the video, click here or on the attached photo.