Jamestown Street Railway Trolley Car #93 Restoration Project
PROGRESS 2016 PAGE 4 THE MOVE OUT OF THE TRAIN STATION AND BEYOND…
September 2016 The Jamestown Post Journal article by Dennis Phillips resulted in us finding a new place to store and work on the trolley, for a while anyway. Michelle Turner with the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency through communications with Lou, Rod and Jeff Anderson of Ideal Coatings, has provided an excellent space for "at least the next year". Special thank you to Michelle for her efforts, and the Anderson's for their generous offer.
10/26/16 Here we go, out the door…
10/26/16 The change in grade to the 2nd Street level was a concern going in and going out. Forunately we made it out without an issue.
10/26/16 Lee Harkness suggested a brief publicity stop in front of the M&T Arena before making the trip to Falconer.
10/26/16 Scott Axelson with Clear View Pools & Spas is one of our trolley restoration project supporters. He took these two photographs showing the operator's and passenger's perspective looking East on Third Street.
10/26/16 #93 hasn't been on it's old Willard Street stomping grounds since 1938. Thanks to the camera expertise of Ken Springirth of Erie, PA, a prolific author of many railroad and street car related books, we managed to get these two still photographs of #93 at the bottom of Willard Street hill before it flew out of sight.
10/26/16 As much as we appreciated all the help with the move, somehow the route plan didn't get relayed to the lead car. The trolley trailer attachment that day was not set up for a steep ride up Willard Street hill. A photo opportunity was planned at the bottom of the hill before turning onto Allen Street, where we were to slow down to get video and still photographs, before proceding on the level route to Falconer.
We barely got our cameras out before #93 came barreling up Willard and was out of site in seconds (much like it would have moved in it's youth).
Thankfully it survived the unexpected hill climb, but unfortunately we were unprepared to take advantage of the ultimate photo opportunity when we were left in the dust at the bottom of Willard hill as #93 flew by the location of our "trademark" photo of #93 at the Willard and Willow trolley turn around.
This image shows #93 heading up Willard Street hill. It was half way to Falconer before we could catch up with it.
Bob couldn't remember if he pressed record on the video camera it all happened so quickly. Fortunately he did, so here's the very short video he managed to get of the trolley flying up Willard Street hill at Allen. CLICK ON THE CENTER TRIANGLE and wait a minute or so for the video to download.
10/26/16 Here's the trolley turning off Willard Street Extension, heading towards Falconer.
10/26/16 We have arrived.
10/26/16 Wiggling into place.
10/26/16 Sometimes things are easier by hand.
10/26/16 Jim and Bob with the trolley, snug as a bug in a rug.
10/26/16 Jim and Bob waving goodbye to our old train station home. Sorry for the blurry picture.
10/26/16 Close the door and turn out the lights.
10/26/16 Last bits loaded on the trailer, keys turned in, onward and upward.
10/28/16 Back up on blocks and bumpers back on. Jim and Bob start a little vacation.
11/15/16 Quentin shows up to paint on the numbers and gold leaf the JSR logo.
11/15/16 Quentin places the friskets for the gold leaf size, gold leaf application, and number painting.
11/15/16 Front and back numbers done.
11/15/16 Gold leaf goes on, removing frisket, burnish the gold leaf.
11/15/16 Ta Daaaaaa!
11/15/16 Hand painted black accent outline really makes the logo pop.
11/29/16 The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation has been a constant supporter of the trolley restoration project. They have set up and managed our two trolley funds, sponsored a $600 trolley seat during their last year's Giving Tuesday event. Now for 2016, their Big Match Tuesday event resulted in us receiving over $1,300 dollars in donations to the fund. Thank you very much to all the CRCF staff!