Car Preservation & Restoration

Here are some images of our car acquisition, preservation and restoration activities. Choose different cars from the drop-down list to see a particular car's restoration photos. Most of the time, clicking on an image will result in a larger version being displayed.



February 8, 2005

With the time approaching for Johnstown #355 to depart for restoration, the contractor delivered a box trailer to assist us in transporting parts of the car to their restoration shop. Volunteers spent many hours moving, inventorying, marking, photographing, wrapping, and loading parts into the van. In the next couple weeks, the van will be moved to the restoration site in Ebensburg, PA.

Volunteers load parts of trolley #355 into the van.
[Redramatization by trained professionals. Do not try this at home!]



January 15, 2005

Despite some very cold temperatures, a few brave volunteers have been determined to continue progress on Johnstown #311. Some work has been done on hot riveting of new letterboard, and a considerable amount has been done on the interior ceiling.

Bundled against the cold, a volunteer works on the neck-breaking task of stripping #311's ceiling.



July 23, 2006

Johnstown 355 was trucked back from the restoration contractor's shop to Rockhill Furnace.

Volunteers and the truck driver check the load on the way back to Rockhill.

Photos: J Salomon



July 23, 2006



On Friday, June 23rd, 2006, our volunteers performed an official 'final inspection' of Johnstown 355 at the contractor's shop and approved its restoration.

A dilapidated Johnstown 355 on Washington St in Johnstown in 1960, not long before its arrival at our museum.

Photo: B Rohrbeck



Photo: M Nawn

June 23, 2006



Photo: M Nawn

June 23, 2006



June 20, 2006

Our President visited to examine Johnstown 355 and offered these interesting then vs. now shots.

The interior during restoration.

Photos: J Salomon



June 20, 2006



June 20, 2006

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