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 Post subject: Trolley Restoration - Moved
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:43 pm 
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A Virginia firm has won a $109,000 contract for car body restoration on a
110-year-old J.G. Brill-built trolley in the collection of Electric City Trolley
Museum Association [ECTMTA], the Times-Tribune reports:

http://www.trainweb.org/chris/photos/electro173.JPG
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From the ECTMA website, here is a description of the car:
"Scranton Railway Co. #324

"The Scranton Railway Co. ordered 10 wooden deck-roof streetcars, including
#324, from J.G. Brill Co. in 1903.

"The railway company started modifying cars in this group to
Pay-As-You-Enter-style configuration, beginning in 1916. At a later date, it
modernized and simplified a number of these cars, rebuilding them with a plain
arch roof and flat steel side sheathing.

"Despite this renovation, newer car types rendered car #324 surplus by 1941. It
was stripped of components and sold off.

"It then served as a diner in nearby Gouldsboro, Covington Township, eventually
being built into a larger restaurant building. The Electric City museum acquired
and retrieved the carbody in March 2000 for eventual restoration."

And the news story:
http://tinyurl.com/c5vd3mh
"Trolley restoration contract awarded
BY DAVID SINGLETON (STAFF WRITER)
Published: March 20, 2013

The County of Lackawanna Transit System on Tuesday awarded a $109,000 contract
to a Virginia contractor for the body restoration work on Scranton Transit Co.'s
No. 324 trolley.

The award to Keith Bray of Bray's Cabinet & More, Palmyra, Va., represents the
last major piece of the project aimed at restoring the 110-year-old trolley car
to operational condition, said Maureen McGuigan, Lackawanna County's deputy
director of arts and culture.

In 2012, COLTS awarded a $197,000 contract to Lyons Industries Inc., Ebensburg,
to restore the trolley's trucks, the supporting structures that carry the car.

Although it is not directly involved in the project, COLTS is acting as the
pass-through agency for a $196,000 Federal Transit Administration grant to the
county's Electric City Trolley Museum to help restore the trolley.

COLTS finance director Jenn Honick said two contractors responded to the request
for proposals for the restoration work.

A review committee that included representatives of the trolley museum
recommended awarding the contract to Mr. Bray, who has three trolley
restorations under his belt, she said.

Ms. McGuigan said it is anticipated Mr. Bray will do the restoration work at the
county's trolley shop near PNC Field, where No. 324 has been in storage for
several years.

No. 324 is one of only three Scranton Transit cars known to still exist.
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Edward B. Havens
Tucson, Ariz.

-From the Light Rail Professional Progress Yahoo! e-Group


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 Post subject: Re: Trolley Restoration - Off Topic but Interesting
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:04 pm 
I believe that this would go under General Discussions, and under the topic "It Lives!!" I recommend that you check out the topic.


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 Post subject: Re: Trolley Restoration - Off Topic but Interesting
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:24 pm 
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Miner Dave wrote:
I believe that this would go under General Discussions, and under the topic "It Lives!!" I recommend that you check out the topic.


Dave,

I read through "It Lives" thread before, but where is the "General Discussions" category?

That would've been where I would've put this. Can it be moved?

Regards,
Fred M. cain


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 Post subject: Re: Trolley Restoration - Off Topic but Interesting
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:28 pm 
It is under "Other topics" at the bottom of the "Mine Forum" page


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 Post subject: Re: Trolley Restoration - Off Topic but Interesting
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:53 pm 
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Miner Dave wrote:
It is under "Other topics" at the bottom of the "Mine Forum" page



Ah, yeah, I found it now. I cannot see anyway to move the message, though, unless a moderator does that for me.

Next time I'll know better. I've learned a lot already on this group. My biggest regret is that I didn't find it earlier!

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Fred M. Cain


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