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.

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.