December 2013, Trolley 93 is moved to the Gateway Train Station.
June 2014, restoration has actually begun! Jim Mitchener starts working on Trolley 93, levels it up on blocks and peels off some of the tattered exterior.
June 2014, Trolley 93 has to be torn down before it can be built back up.
June 2014, Jim peels off the floor covering exposing a wood floor in pretty good shape.
June 2014, Bob removes the interior ceiling panels and Jim starts getting the roof arch restored using floor jacks. To be reinforced later.
June 2014, Bob removes the roof canvas.
June 2014, access ramp started thanks to wood donated by Fancher Chair and metal donated by Jamestown Boiler / Jamestown Steel Service Center.
July 2014, Sides had a bit of a bow to them. Jim Mitchener uses clamps, 4 by 6's, and pounding on the trolley perimeter's steel "girdle" to put it straight.
July 2014, Jim decides to keep the one front post and removes the other three.
July 2014, Jim makes 3 replacement posts using the old ones as patterns.
July 2014, Jim puts in front post number 2.
July 2014, Front post number 3 goes in...
July 2014, Front post number 4 and base for the cabinet over entry door go in.
July 2014, Jim repairs modifications made to the top of the entry door when 93 was a hunting camp.
July 2014, Jim makes a jig and tackles the crushed roof structure.
July 2014, Roof bracing is in.
July 2014, Roof crown restored! Still going to need work though...
July 2014, On to the back!
July 2014, Bob grinds off the rivets holding the back panel on, and off it comes.
July 2014, Jim makes the right rear post, the other 3 rear posts will remain.
August 2014, Rear post is in.
August 2014, Jim starts piecing the front end back together.
August 12, 2014, Bob paints the tub. He'd already painted the frame and himself... Jim stays home today, HAPPY 86th BIRTHDAY JIM!
(Although he might be building a trolley window at home...)
August 2014, A little more Pushing and Pulling #93 back into shape.
August 2014, Jim splices compromised side posts and threatens me with a "gun" if I don't stop taking pictures of him.
August 2014, More front pieces go on, new window frame put in place.
August 2014, Back pieces go on.
September 2014, The nightmare begins. The boards supporting the metal side panel bottoms need to be "butchered" to fit all the rivet / hardware parts that protrude from the bottom of the frame. Put it on take it off, put it on take it off... until finally it fits.
September 2014, Side panel ribs tightened into place.
September 2014, More front pieces.
September 2014, Whoops, another side post splice.
September 2014, First bent wood roof repair.
September 2014, Life size banner of #93 created and donated by Hanson Sign Companies, Falconer New York, gives us a look at what is to come!
September 2014, Bent wood roof repair on front before.
September 2014, Bent wood roof repair on front after. Wet towel used to make it easier to bend the wood.
September 2014, Bob hugs the trolley.