355 is Moving Standing Still

February 3, 2006

The pace of our contract restoration of Johnstown trolley #355 seems to be accelerating and much progress has been made recently. Among many smaller tasks, contractor Lyons Industries of Ebensburg has completed installation of new steel side sheeting, created and installed new steel window posts, replaced wood and steel floor joists, installed all new airbrake piping, put in new power wiring, and applied a new canvas roof. The car exterior will soon be painted.

We are very pleased with the progress being made and offer thanks both to Lyons and their employees, and to our own volunteers who are still restoring wood, mechanical, and electrical components, plus managing the project and performing inspection and thankless recordkeeping tasks. We are tremendously excited at the prospect of having this great car back and in service soon!

An overall view shows the new steel sheeting applied to the car.

Photos: J Salomon

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