SPECIAL THANKS TO
Mrs. Mauro Lucariello
Obviously without her generosity, this project would not have been possible. She donated the trolley car in honor of her late husband Mauro. As per her wishes, a plaque with words to that affect will be displayed in the restored trolley.
Lee Harkness, moved on from his efforts at the Gateway Train Station and currently looking for a new avenue for his longtime community involvement.
His invitation for Trolley Car #93 to occupy what has been a perfect space for restoration at the station has really jump started the project.
Restoration project lead, thank you for stepping up to the challenge.
All the staff at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
They provided a great opportunity for setting up and helping to grow the trolley fund.
Jamestown Boiler / Jamestown Steel Service Center, Jamestown New York
Special thanks to Jamestown Boiler at 95 Jones And Gifford Ave Jamestown NY 14701
(716) 483-1126. Kathy has been donating the metal we need to restore the trolley. Thank You !!!
Fancher Chair, Falconer New York
Special thanks to Fancher Chair at P.O. Box 8 Falconer, NY 14733 Phone: 716-665-4313. They have been donating the wood we need to restore the trolley. Thank You !!!
Hanson Sign Company
Special thanks to the Hanson Sign for donating $500 in goods/services. We used the money to make a life size image of #93 to show people what we can look forward to.
Warren Railcar Service Inc, Warren, Pennsylvania
Special thanks to Warren Railcar Service at 51 Railroad St, Warren, PA 16365 Phone: (814) 723-2500. Byron West, Owner and manager has taken his interest in the project a big step further by donating a trolley pole and support hardware to us. He also gave us a tour of his facility. Very interesting.
Marcia & Michael Guider, along with Mark Hendrickson
Special thanks to them for giving up brass window sashes and window parts from their family cottage (sister trolley #98) that we were lacking on car #93. Thank you very much guys, very generous!
Williams Fabricating Company, Jamestown New York
Special thanks to Williams Fabricating Company at 270 Steele St., Jamestown, NY 14733 Phone: 716-488-1536. They put the nice bend to our trolley corner panels. Thank You !!!
Fastenal, Falconer New York
Special thanks to Fastenal, 5 E Elmwood Ave, Falconer, NY 14733 Phone: 716-664-2830. They have been discounting our hardware purchases for some time now, and recently donated over $100 in special order hardware. Thank You !!!
Jamestown Bronze Works, Jamestown New York
Special thanks to Jamestown Bronze Works at 174 Hopkins Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701 Phone: 716-665-2302. They have donated their casting expertise and the material, to make a bunch of the window parts we needed.
Kings' Heating & Sheet Metal, Inc., Jamestown New York
Special thanks to Kings' Heating at 137 S Work St, Falconer, NY 14733 Phone: (716) 665-3102. Les King donated labor and materials in making some very tricky brass window parts for us.
LS Aero Marine, Jamestown New York
Special thanks to LS Aero Marine at 365 Fluvanna Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701 Phone: (716) 488-3805 . Dave Lawson helped us by providing technical support and a generous discount for our trolley roof paint.
Auto Finishers Supply Company, Falconer New York
Special thanks to Auto Finishers Supply Company, 1990 Allen Street, Falconer New York Phone: 716-665-1477. John helped us by providing technical support and a generous discount for our trolley body paint.
All Metal Specialties, 300 Livingston Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701, Phone: 716-664-6009
They came through with some much needed window frame hardware. Thank you Bill Lehman.
Riverview Communities, 61 Jacob Lane, Warren, PA 16365
Dave Straight donated two mobile home axels and 4 tires with rims needed to build a stronger trailer for the much heavier trolley.
Thank you Dave.
The Chautauqua Lake Region Antique Automobile Club of America
Special thanks to the club for donating $500 to the Jamestown Trolley Car #93 endowment fund with the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
Article in the Chautauqua Star
Jeff Lehman Director of the City of Jamestown DPW and Parks Department
Without his support the trolley would surely be gone.
Albert D. Cala
Friend of the trolley, helps a lot when promoting the restoration project.
Quentin has started showing up and has helped us pin down the true trolley car colors along with providing some very much appreciated labor and paint related technical support.
Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi
Mayor Teresi has for some time now, seen the potential benefits of this type of project, and we appreciate his support.
Bill and Pat Locke
Friends of the trolley, their words of encouragement and interest are very much appreciated.
Victor Norton Jr. (a friend who has now passed)
of West Ellicott NY for providing many of the images used for this page.
Special thanks to Esquire Cleaners at 302 East Second Street Jamestown, NY. Linda Crossley has generously allowed us to place one of our historical magnet displays in her business and because of Linda and her customers, more than a couple hundred dollars has made its way to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Trolley Fund. Thanks !!!
Special thanks to the Jamestown school teacher for his $50 donation to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Trolley Fund. Very generous. Jeff was one of the first people I mentioned the project to. He reached into his pocket and handed me a $50 bill.
Jeff visited the website years ago. He gave me a call and said he thought he could help with the project. Early on he helped procure a nice donation from the MRC Federal Credit Union (see below). Thanks Jeff !
MRC Federal Credit Union
Special thanks to the MRC Federal Credit Union for their $100 donation to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Trolley Fund. Very generous.
The Babe Ruth World Series of Cars
Special thanks to the organizers of this event. Though their purpose is to raise money for Babe Ruth baseball, they have been nice enough to let me "horn" in on their day by letting me display trolley and other local historical memorabilia for the purpose of encouraging donations to the trolley fund. For over a decade now we have been able to raise funds for the restoration at this yearly event.
Special thanks to the former City of Jamestown Fire Chief for his $100 donation to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Trolley Fund. Very generous.
Special thanks to the local antique / collectible dealer for his $50 donation to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Trolley Fund. Very generous.
Special thanks to Mr. Nichols for his $200 donation to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Trolley Fund. Very generous.
JHS Class of 1943
Special thanks to the JHS Class of 1943 for their $200 donation to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Trolley Fund. Audrey Johnson one of the organizers of their 60th class reunion contacted me about making button magnets as a commemorative of the event. With her help the experience led to the very generous donation to the trolley fund made in memory of my father Donald P. Johnston a class of '43 alumni. Other members of the class have since contacted me and procured prints and magnets we have made by making personal donations to the trolley fund. Currently this additional amount is $26.
Nona / Dawn Urso Family
The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation provides a wonderful tool for people to honor, remember, promote, various interests through the use of endowment funds. When the fund that was set up in memory of her daughter wasn't able to reach a level where it could be sustained, Nona graciously requested that the money ($400+) be transferred from the Dawn Chase Memorial Scholarship Fund to the Jamestown Street Railway Trolley Car #93 Restoration Project Fund. Thank You.
Last but not least...
Brother Donn, his wife Kathy and their son DJ for donations through their company The Johnston Group, Lower Gwynedd, PA
...and of course my now passed mother, Mrs. Greta Johnston
Thanks Mom for supporting your son by supporting the trolley effort.
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