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Sunday Update CA&E Car 316

March 13, 2022 6:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Sunday saw additional work on 316.

Andre spent all day, particularly working with Joe, on getting two more custom made end post splices installed.

Here’s the finished splicing in corner post product into the existing corner post. The corner posts are roughly installed and will be custom finished off to the existing posts in coming weeks.   Just like the CA&E's Wheaton Shops.

James Tarbet worked like crazy on arm rests. Crazy time consuming!

Thee, Mike, and Jeff worked on the lower interior stained glass window inserts throughout the weekend.   

Editors Note: In the 1930s, the Chicago Aurora & Elgin painted over the stained glass windows and the wood finished interiors of its wood cars to make the cars look modern to the general public.   The railroad could not afford new, modern equipment so it made do with what it had.  Car 316, built in 1913, was "modernized" to match the public's taste in decoration.

Between stripping the paint of the glass and wood, then having to sand the wood to make it ready for stain, I think we got maybe 6 out of 18 completely done.

Yet another fantastic weekend of progress! For just about every weekend of this year we have had two or three cars being worked on at once every weekend. WE NEED this massive push to continue. There are cars under tarps waiting for us! 

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