Video: Our support for PTC 8042

Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys recently presented the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum with a $3,000 check toward the ongoing restoration of Phila. Transportation Co. Peter Witt car 8042, as seen above.


Pictured Left to Right: From the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum: Scout Becker, Executive Director; Bruce Wells, Director of Restoration; Chris Golofski, President; From Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys: Bill Monaghan, Founder & Director; Harry Donahue, Founder & Director; George Rich, Volunteer

Watch the video about the project by Operator Logan on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xosVMXOrP58

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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