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.