Car 2651 Restoration - Page 7

September 2005

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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

NJERHS member Hank Kaminski works on fitting the mortise and tenon joint of 2651's clearstory. September 2005.

The first of the roof panels has been assembled and put in place on the car as shown above. September 2005

Interior picture of the new roof panel on the west end of 2651.

The southwestern corner of 2651 as it appeared in September 2005. The letterboard has been removed to repair and preserve the wood. The letterboard covers almost half of the car in one full piece. The paint on the steel has also been removed. Some of the exposed steel has already been primed to protect against rust. The new clearstory is also in place, the glass will be installed at a later date

The northwest corner of 2651 also in September of 2005 in almost identical progress as the southwest corner. This is how we will progress with the restoration of 2651 moving from west to east and going from the top to the bottom.