Getting Ready for the Season!

One of our most popular cars– the 599 Mountain Observation Car, presents maintenance challenges due to the same open sides which make it so enjoyable to ride in.  In the winter, it is almost impossible to keep the weather out, which results in peeling paint and requires a lot of upkeep.  Our amazing volunteers are giving it a cosmetic facelift– removing wooden seats for repainting, as well as patching and painting the floor.  It should be ‘back on track’ for our first wildflower train on April 14th. 

Volunteer Sam Cook unloads another seat from the interior of the 599 car in preparation for painting.

Volunteers Dave Deutsch and Dave Gibson with some of the bench elements for painting in the carpentry shop.