A banner day for C-145 restoration

On March 2, 2019, Baltimore Streetcar Museum and Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys members started working on Matthew E. Nawn’s Eagle Scout project to renovate 1923 Philadelphia Rapid Transit sweeper car C-145.

On July 11, 2020, we installed the last piece of the tongue and groove on the sides of the car, a major milestone in the effort. Members of the group are seen here celebrating the occasion.

The project is not yet finished, however. If anyone would like to make a donation, please click on the donation button here on our website.

Thanks to everyone who has donated and participated in this worthwhile effort!

C-145 Update

Work is continuing on Philadelphia sweeper C-145 at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, as described in recent posts. Here is a description from one of the latest work sessions, accompanied by photographs:

“We did more sanding and removed the rest of the plexiglass windows. We also removed all the panels under the windows for new window seals could be installed. Finally we started priming the beams and wood we could get to that isnt being replaced before the panels go on the car.”

Matthew E. Nawn has adopted the 1923 Brill as his Eagle Scout project, raising funds for an exterior repainting and refinishing of the car, which has been stored outside. 

To assist in the work, you can contact Matthew directly at ptcc145@gmail.com. Monetary donations can be sent to FPT, but please use the email provided.

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C-145 donation from FPT

BALTIMORE, Md. — We are pleased to report another milestone in FPT’s efforts to assist the Baltimore Streetcar Museum in restoring and conserving Philadelphia sweeper car C-145.

Matthew E. Nawn has adopted the 1923 Brill as his Eagle Scout project, raising funds for an exterior repainting and refinishing of the car, which has been stored outside. 

Matthew recently presented the museum’s Ed Amhrein with a $1,500 check for the project, as seen here.

We would like to thank all of those who have contributed toward this important effort.

To assist in the work, you can contact Matthew directly at ptcc145@gmail.com. Monetary donations can be sent to FPT, but please use the email provided.