The ceiling panels have been striped and all the new woodwork from the window sills up has been installed.
Here you can look through the empty roof vent openings and see some more detail of interior restoration. The interior and exterior vents and regulators are on hand for when the time comes to install them.
The south end cab equipment has all been installed with new air pipes and the complete rewiring of the controller down to the junction box under the car.
The hand brake which has been fully rehabilitated is now in place and only needs the wooden flooring installed over the metal sub floor to be operational.
A week later Jeff Bennett was able to lay down a couple of coats of epoxy primer from the ceiling to the window sills.
Before the primer went on every surface has to be cleaned with solvent and the metal ceiling etched. This gives one some understanding of how extensive the scope of the work being done is to produce a car that will be attractive and serviceable for the museum in years to come.