Restoration Update- Caboose #7

Although the Sierra #3 restoration gets most of the attention, there’s another restoration going on at Railtown which progresses every Tuesday volunteer workday.  Its the Sierra Caboose #7. 
Volunteers, led by Marty Gerbasi and Gary Hosman have been diligently working to get this caboose back in service.  In 2007, what started as a repair to the siding, developed into a bigger job, as a great deal of rot was discovered.  The crew has taken care to preserve as much of the original fabric as possible, and has carefully replaced in-kind, where necessary. 
When completed, it will be painted red (for reasons we’ll discuss in a future blog entry).  In the future, it will see special-fare service, and will also be available for special events. 
A pink caboose?  Of course not, silly!  It's the primer.

A pink caboose? Of course not, silly! It's the primer.

Marty Gerbasi and Cliff Hughes working on the interior of the caboose.

Marty Gerbasi and Cliff Hughes working on the interior of the caboose.

Cliff Hughs adjusts hardware on the door of the caboose.

Cliff Hughs adjusts hardware on the door of the caboose.

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