|The DVRR's #5, the Brill Railcar, is currently in the Laws Railroad Museum restoration barn and is undergoing complete restoration by a group of Laws Museum volunteers. This update contains images from the Owens Valley Railway Company and LRM collections and TTRR's images from April, 2001, May, 2002 and May, 2003. All thanks to the courtesy of the museum's staff and the assistance of Jim Saylor and Jim Pittman.|
|DVRR #5's 'Sign'|
On the bulkhead of the passenger area.
Note the old support beam and the new roof.
|DVRR #5's Trailing Truck|
Her order number was 22499.
|Three quarter view from the front end.|
Upon arrival at Laws
© Bishop Museum Historical Collection
|Early stages of siding|
repair and stabilization.
Sides stabilized and re-riveted.
New corner pieces and Primer Coat
Brill Engine Logo
© David Lathrop - OVRCMay, 2002
New Roof & Floor
Front Roof detailsMay, 2003
The original Brill gasoline engine. It fit between the channels at the front of the car.
A new diesel will power the car when she runs again.
|© David Lathrop - OVRC|| |
The Passenger Vestibule
New Roof & Framing
Vestibule Step detailsMay, 2003
The Driver's Seat, Brake Shoes and Controls
awaiting restoration (left);
A cleaned and primed undercarriage (above);
The original, fully restored Oak Toilet Seat (right)
Mock-up of a passenger seat.
Trucks & undercarriage equipment (mostly) restored.
Brakes & linkage operational.
Two windows in 'mock-up'.
A 2002 Saturday Work Call
Re-Installing the Brakes
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