Car 2651 Restoration - Page 1

July 15, 2001

next page (2)

This portion of www.njerhs.org is to provide an up to date progress of the restoration of North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society's efforts on Public Service Car 2651.The trolley restoration work is being completed at this time by a group of volunteers. Work sessions are scheduled and this schedule can be found on our Events page. Anyone interested in helping with the work is welcome to join our organization in efforts to restore this New Jersey treasure. We would also welcome the opportunity to show as well as catalog any information or photographs some of our visitors may be willing to share. For more information feel free to e-mail admin@njerhs.org or write to us at:
North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society
PO Box 1770
Rahway, NJ 070605

Your help is still needed!!!

Please send donations to assist in preserving this New Jersey Transportation Icon to:
North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society
PO Box 1770
Rahway, NJ 070605

Public Service Car 2651 takes advantage of the July 15, 2001 Phillipsburg Railroad Historians open house to get some sunshine. Many of the upper windows have been replaced with new glass replacing pieces that had been broken over the years. - Photo by Rob Hooper

This over head view is of the new lumber being installed on the end platform. The wood that had been placed two decades prior was beginning to show signs of age and lack of attention.

Here is a close up shot on the platform from the side. This view allows you to see how the wood is actually two pieces stacked and glued together. A dado and spline will actually connect these pieces of oak, as well as another piece that will make up the end piece.

This photo shows how the mounting that will connect the anti-climber to the end of the car fits with the end platform piece in place. The hole in the platform as seen in this photo back and to the right is for the brake mechanism to reach under the car to the brake system.

The photo on the left shows the completed work on the one platform as the bolts have been set and the wood has been varnished.

This view to the left shows the one step that has been repaired. This step is not the original to the car but is a make shift substitute until replacement piece can be manufactured to represent much more of the original step. This car originally had steps that would fold up when the door was closed. This and the other four substitute steps were created in an original attempt of restoring PS 2651.