Car 2651 Restoration - Page 11

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

NJERHS member Jim Tomczyk has just about finished positioning the new steel beams onto the power trucks. These beams will keep the trucks square and assist in holding the side frames in place.

At right NJERHS member Tony Hall prepares one of the trucks to be primed by grinding off the rust which has built-up over the years.

After grinding the rust off of the truck and replacing the snow plow with the new steel beams the trucks receive a fresh coat of primer. The next step will be to paint the trucks black and this fall (2006) we plan to test the motors and work on the braking system.