January 2015, Bob disassembles the roof ladder and Jim fixes it.
January 2015, Jim reassembles the original roof ladder pieces with the new side rail he made.
January 2015, during Jamestown Open House, the Gateway Train Station and
Trolley Restoration Project were well attended. $250 was raised for the project that day.
Thank you Lee Harkness.
January 2015, Jim removes the paint that brushes primer back on.
January 2015, Front...
January 2015, ... and Back.
January 2015, Jamestown Boiler donates the steel pieces for the vertical panel seams.
February 2015, Jamestown Boiler didn't have the 20' lengths of half oval steel we needed to cover panel seams,
so we had to buy it. So far our biggest expense, but Jamestown Boiler made it possible for us to
purchase it, and they delivered it for us. Thank you Kathy Peterson and team.
February 2015, Jim and Bob start the tedious process of drilling and countersinking the several hundred holes in the half oval steel.
Then there is the cleaning and priming of the drilled pieces.
February 2015, Special Thank You to Williams Fabricating Company in Jamestown NY for
donating their metal bending skills to form the trolley corner panels.
February 2015, Thank You Jamestown Boiler for the steel, Williams Fabricating for the bends, and Jim for sticking the corners on...
February 2015, Front corner primed and on!
February 2015, Jim's Grandson Jeff Mitchener stops by to lend a hand with applying the half oval trim. Dueling power screwdrivers...
Special Thank You to Jeff. Over 10 years ago, he contacted me and introduced me to his grandfather Jim, who he thought would be the right person to start work on #93.
Jim passed on the project back then, but when Lee Harkness allowed the trolley to come to the train station in December of 2013, it was the push Jim needed to come on board.
February 2015, Clamp and Bend.
February 2015, Looking good!
February 2015, Bob drills hole, puts in screw, drills hole, puts in screw...
February 2015, Most of the horizontal trim is on.
February 23, 2015, The day was spent cutting and putting a taper on both sides of the verical trim pieces
donated by Jamestown Boiler, thank you JB.
February 2015, Lots of driilling and screwing has most of the half oval trim pieces on.
Just around the doors left to do.
March 2015, Bob starts grinding off excess material from window parts castings donated by Jamestown Bronze.
March 2015, Jim starts framing up the back emergency door.
March 2015, More door.
March 2015, Jim hangs the door.
March 2015, Another panel donated by Jamestown Boiler goes on and door catches up with the rest of the trolley.