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4288 More Updates. Information and photos provided by Joseph Hazinski

September 15, 2020 5:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The cab side panel going on CTA 4299 on August 30th.

Here is the front corner completed and primed on September 4th.  Previous reports presented photos of this corner being rebuilt.

This view shows the heavy side sill repair work done to replace critical steel.  The area under the side door pockets was always a location of heavy rust due to rain water flowing off the side doors when they were opened.  We hope the other three door pockets are not as bad but we now know how to deal with them if they are.

On Labor Day September 7th, Doug Rundell made a return to active car work after surgery.  Here he is removing old horsehair insulation from the area behind the car card portion of the ceiling.

An overall view of the interior of 4288.  It is hoped that it will not have to be torn down as much as 4451 was but there are areas where the floor will have to be replaced.  We have some seat handles but we might have to have a number of them cast up.

This is the inside view of the #2 end where the handbrake is and is the opposite side of the first photo in this series.  The refurbished train door is in the process of being rehung with two of the three hinges installed as of September 6th.

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