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Car 316 Updates April - May

May 31, 2022 9:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Here we have John working on the EAST side of 316. John and Thee made a genius plank system between the car and the barn wall. The area is too narrow to get traditional scaffolding in there so they improvised!

John is holding one of our inferred stripping guns that makes the tar removal so much easier. Also it can be seen the canvas has all been stripped on the lower roof as well. 

While working on top of CA&E 458, Chief Car Officer Jeff Bennett snapped a picture of the roof work being performed on CA&E 316.

Thee has finished rebuilding the NW corner and has moved over to the east side to work on wood replacement.  John worked on tar removal and window sash repairs.

Great shot here by Jeff from the roof of CA&E 458. Here is Mike Giles shuttling tools and materials up to Jeff who is working on saddle installation for roof boards on 458.  Thee, in the background on CA&E 316's roof, is replacing massive amounts of rotted roof panels. 

Jeff, obviously happy with the recent installation and completion of the canvas on CA&E 458, snaps a chalk line down the center of the roof to start installing the saddles.  Jeff snapped this selfie to document his excitement!

Another great view of just how much is involved in CA&E Car 316’s restoration work.

We are saving as much of the original “fabric” of the car as possible, so the whole restoration is spot repairs and reinforcements. 

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