On the way to Boston, my wife and I had a chance to stop at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum to meet with Bruce Wells. Frank and I had been there a couple of months ago, so there won't be a lot of pictures. But great progress has been made on their Cincinnati curved-side car, West Penn #832, which Bruce was naturally proud to show us. I've been impressed with the quality of the restoration work done here ever since I first visited the Arden Trolley Museum back in the seventies.
The exterior paint job looks great.
Wiring in the control compartments at each end is nearly complete.
The most noticeable thing is that the ceiling is also nearing completion.
Then it was time for a relaxing ride on an open car. This is a car from Rio, so it's not on Frank's list. The controls are still labeled in Portuguese, but it's not that hard to figure out.
Time for a speed run!
Gregg W. comments: I've noticed that every time we see pictures of the PTRM shop, it's so clean and organized. Not like some other places I've been to. I wonder what's their secret?
I've wondered the same thing, Gregg. And I myself am certainly no great example of cleanliness and organization. Maybe Bruce should give us a seminar at the next ATRRM conference.