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December 11, 2022 7:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

We all need a little help from a friend every now and then!

CA&E 20 was coupled to 316 to pull it out of east barn track 5 and move it over to the center track 4. With car 316 next to the east wall of the car barn, it made working on the east side of the car impossible!  

Here’s a nice shot of all the work that has been done on the west side.

Jeff Bennett motored the car out of the barn, and James Tarbet handled the poles.   Mike Giles worked as the ground crew to keep the area safe and the wheels chocked as needed.

And here’s the lovely pair!

We are also going to leave 20 on the middle track. It is in need of new wheels, and with the newly donated electric car jacks we got, we can now lift the whole car off its wheel trucks to pull them out for service.

John doesn’t miss a beat. Here he is on the east side of 316 with the IR paint stripper.   We have all been itching to get to the east side of the car.

Thee is very pleased as well. He has removed some of the rotted sill and siding.

We always do everything possible to save as much of the original fabric of the car as possible. Thee carefully removed only the wood that was too far gone for restoration. 

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