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.

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Corrosion on one side has pushed one area of the car side out. The wood siding and wood underframe has been removed and the worst of the corroded steel framing has been cut out for replacement.

Matt and Charlie are using the museum’s boom truck to go searching for parts.

This is what they were looking for. Johnstown car 311 is being refurbished at Lyons Industries and parts are needed which this motor will supply.

Here are the two pieces of the new beam installed in the caboose.

Bunkhouse progress. Henry and Tyler work at notching the new main beam for the caboose bunkhouse.

Quite a bit of progress is seen in this view of our 101 year old interurban car. The side bulge in this area of the car is being repaired. The new steel angle beam is ready for welding. The new vertical tie rod is evident in the wooden post, which was also patched with a new wooden piece.