Well, 2012 is upon us. Our grand opening is only 6 months away and everything is on schedule to make this an event you won't want to miss!
Our locomotive is essentially ready to go. Our exterior was restored back in November and a few engine repairs still remain.
Our passenger car's exterior is approximately 90 percent complete. Some metal work still remains as well as some painting. The interior however is a different story. All of the seats and brackets were removed in October of last year. Since then, hundreds of volunteer hours have been spent removing up to eight layers of paint from walls and ceiling. As well, all wood paneling has been removed. With this phase nearing completion, we can begin preparing the steel for painting. Once painting is completed, the new wood paneling will be installed, followed by the trim, windows, seat brackets and finally seats.
These are just a few of the tasks remaining. But with an energetic volunteer group, we feel this will be accomplished on schedule. However, every little bit of help counts. If you are interested in getting involved with our restoration, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a few photos of our progress and happy new year!