Car 2651 Restoration - Page 10

Spring - Summer 2006

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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

This is a view of the roof work as of June 24, 2006 on Public Service Car 2651 as the restoration work continues. Note the slight over hang to allow water to drip off and away from the car body.

One of the snow plows being loaded onto a boat trailer to be moved to the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center pump house for storage. This plow has been removed from each of the 2 trucks which will soon be used to power 2651. To see more about the power trucks with the snow plows click here.

The second snow plow waits for its turn for a ride across town. Right behind the snow plow on the left side you can see the mounting on the truck where new steel beams will need to be attached. These beams will keep the truck square when they operate.

At right NJERHS member Jim Tomczyk cleans years of rust and makes sure the mounting on the trucks are squared off. This will allow for the new steel beams shown below to be attached to these trucks.

Brand new steel will replace the damaged beams and snow plows on each side of the trucks.