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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Upcoming Work Sessions for JTC #311 and NJT #10

Spring is here...well soon enough we hope.  Rockhill Trolley Museum's Maintenance Department has scheduled the following work sessions on the dates below:

- Friday, March 1.  Session starts 9:30AM.  Focus is JTC #311 underbody work to include drilling holes in new transverse beam and installation of beam if time permits.  Work Session Leader is Matt Nawn.

- Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9.  Friday session starts at Noon; Saturday session starts at 9:00AM.  Focus is treatment and preservation of remaining sections of JTC #311 underbody and disassembly of "wall" side of car.  Work Session Leader is Joel Salomon.

- Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16.  Friday Session starts at 9:30AM; Saturday session starts at 8:30AM.  Focus on Friday is electrical work on NJT #10.  Focus on Saturday is JTC #311.  Work Session Leader is Matt Nawn.

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming work sessions and look forward to reporting on the progress made.

Best wishes,
Matt Nawn

Work Continues on JTC #311

Although it has been several weeks since I have updated this site, it does not mean that work on JTC #311 has come to a standstill. 

Budd Blair braved the winter cold on January 19 to keep the project moving.  Budd accomplished the following on this date:

- Cut the new transverse outbound end beam to length using old transverse beam for measurement.
- Using the old beam as template, Budd located holes to be drilled and center punched the same.
Thanks to Budd's efforts, as manpower is available the beam is ready for drilling and subsequent installation.
Along with Budd's efforts, David Brightbill, Joel Salomon, Bill Monaghan, and The Nawns have all assisted with project planning and acquisition of items needed to keep the restoration moving over the past several weeks.
We recently acquired a photo of JTC #311 that illustrates the goal we are working towards - the car in its last color scheme in Johnstown but without the rot, rust, and deterioration it displayed in its last years.  We estimate the date of the photo below to be about 1948.  Look carefully and you'll note the sides do not show the deterioration of later years. 
Photo from the William Nixon collection, used with permission. 
I look forward to our next work session!
Best wishes,
Matt Nawn