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.

 

FPT co-sponsoring Toronto streetcar charter

A TTC CLRV car is seen on King Street in 2012. (Roger DuPuis photo.)

TORONTO — Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys and the Wilmington Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society
are co-sponsoring a charter on the routes of the Toronto Transit Commission, using a 1951 PCC car and a Canadian Light Rail Vehicle (CLRV).

This should be an historic trip as the days for CLRVs are coming to an end, being replaced by TTC’s new Bombardier low-floor cars. Built between 1977 and 1981 by SIG in Switzerland (4000-4005) and Hawker Siddeley (4010-4199), the fleet of 196 cars has been pared down to just over 100.

Proceeds from this charter will assist restoration of Philadelphia Transportation Company 1923 Brill car 8042 at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.

The charter will last six hours and costs $85 (U.S. funds) per person. Charter equipment and routing are subject to change. This is sure to be a popular trip, so act now.

You can reserve your seats by downloading the attached form (see left), and mailing a check to HARRY DONAHUE, 103 MULBERRY COURT, MORGANTOWN, PA 19543.

For our Canadian friends paying by cheque, please write on the amount line: EIGHTY FIVE DOLLARS, US FUNDS.

You also can pay by credit card by visiting the Wilmington Chapter’s trip website at www.wilmingtonchaptertrips.com.

Need more information? Contact Bill Monaghan by
emailing him at FPT2799@COMCAST.NET or by calling him at 856-297-2355.

Also, please be sure to check the FPT website for
updates before the trip.


JUST THE FACTS

Toronto PCC car 4549 is seen at Wolseley Loop, on Bathurst Street during an October 2000 charter. (Roger DuPuis photo.)

WHAT: Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys and the Wilmington Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society TTC charter.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019

WHERE: Russell Carhouse, 1433 Queen St. East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

COST: $85 U.S. per person

DEADLINE: Checks or credit card payments must be received by Aug. 7, 2019

FOR TICKETS: Download this form.

CONTACT: Bill Monaghan — FPT2799@COMCAST.NET or 856-297-2355.