Car 2651 Restoration - Page 3

June - August 27, 2002

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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

The year of weather and lack of sufficient roof panel extension over the letterboard resulted in water entry and deterioration at the edge of the marine plywood roof material and top edge of the letter board. As seen left (Photo 1) and right (Photo 2).

The clerestory window framing will have to be reconstructed adjacent to the ventilator. Photo 3.

Our current plans call for restoring the roof panels and letterboard in quarters. We have begun removal the side roof panels in the current northwest quadrant of the car. While the upper end of the letter board has some rot present, the majority of the board is solid and may be restorable. Photo 4.

This photo shows where the other photos above were taken. Photo 1 and 2 are shown in Red. Photo 3 is shown in Blue. Photo 4 is shown in Green.

A new dasher panel has been fabricated to replace the partial rusted through panel that was in place.

The newly installed Golden Glow lights the track ahead for PS 2651 as NJERHS continues to make progress restoring and rebuilding the car.

Seats have arrived. Seen in the fore ground is a full set of seats that will be placed inside of PS 2651. The seating for 2651 is longitude so riders actually sit with their backs up to the windows.