C-145 plow refurbishment update

BALTIMORE, Md. — The attached photos show Boy Scout Matthew E. Nawn and his younger brother, Andrew, at work on Philadelphia snowsweeper C-145 at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum.

Matthew has adopted the 1923 Brill as his Eagle Scout project, raising funds for an exterior repainting and refinishing of the car, which is stored outside. It is an effort he expects will last into July, with two 6-to-8-hour work sessions twice each month at the museum.

So far, $400 has been raised. 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.

Helping a Scout refurbish a vintage Philadelphia sweeper

Ed Amrhein and Jerry Sateriale Woodworking are seem taking the first section of rotten wood off C-145 on March 2, 2019. (Bill Monaghan photo.)

BALTIMORE, Md. — In a new project, FPT is looking for your help to assist a young scout who plans to work on a vintage Philadelphia snowsweeper in order to earn his Eagle Scout rank.

Matthew E. Nawn, son of FPT founding member Matt Nawn, is undertaking work on 1923 Brill snowsweeper C-145, which is stored outdoors at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum.

According to Matthew’s letter (an image of which can be found below), the car’s exterior paint suffers from fading, graffiti, chipping and flaking, while some of its poplar wood panels have deteriorated due to exposure to the elements.

Matthew E. Nawn, right, is seen with Jerry Sateriale beside C-145 on March 2, 2019. (Bill Monaghan photo.)

Matthew has decided to make exterior repainting and refinishing of C-145 his Eagle Scout project, as described in the letter. It is an effort he expects will last into July, with two 6-to-8-hour work sessions twice each month at the museum. The first work session was held on March 2, as seen in the accompanying photos.

To assist in the work, you can contact Matthew directly at ptcc145@gmail.com. Monetary donations can be sent to FPT, as described in his letter (but please use the email above).

Watch this space for updates.

 

 

FPT to host PCC-II charter in conjunction with East Penn meet

(Bill Monaghan photo)

PHILADELPHIA — Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys (FPT) will be sponsoring a PCC-II charter in conjunction with the East Penn Traction Meet on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

The E.P.T.M. will take place on Friday & Saturday May 17th & 18th, come out to the show and check out our table.

The charter will depart SEPTA Elmwood Depot at 11:00AM and will return around 3PM the fare for the trip is $45. To reserve a seat, please send a check for $45.00 made out to FPT, Inc., and mail to: FPT c/o Harry Donahue, 103 Mulberry Court, Morgantown, PA 19543. All proceeds will go to PTC Peter Witt 8042 at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Need more info? Contact: Bill Monaghan FPT2799@comcast.net