John has made fantastic progress and 3001's window frames are now all patched, returning structural integrity to the car. This has allowed us to remove the cross bracing from the car. The car's lettering has also been traced so it can be accurately reproduced at the end of the restoration.
169 has gotten a lot of attention from the team. Fred, Paul, Rex, and Kelly scraped old paint and varnish from the car. Bruce began repairs to the front window frame.
Much work was accomplished on 169 yesterday. Bruce and Paul fitted up replacement roof trim pieces. We welcomed Rex to the shop and he and Fred worked on removing paint from the walls, dasher, and ceiling of the east end platform. Fred removed the breaker box from the ceiling and began the process of cleaning it. The missing section of the anti-climber was located at the rear of the top shelf on storage rack behind the car. Paul began the process of removing paint from the underside of the roof. Bruce worked on reshaping the anti-climber's metal covering (damaged by some past accident) with assistance from Rex. Kelly and Wil joined in the work late in the afternoon, completing some more paint removal.
John continues replacing rusted out window frame steel on 3001. The east end controller is now stripped of all interior components besides the blow out coil.
John has replaced several more window supports in 3001. He's also almost done hand removing the 265 rivets from the sides of the car, a slow and time consuming process.
Kelly and Wil made great progress with the disassembly of 3001's east end controller. It is now largely apart. It will receive a fresh coat of paint and new wires prior to reassembly.
Fall maintenance is complete for the entirety of operating fleet. John will be bringing 2600 down to Kelly Barn during the week and 355 will take a break in the shop during Pumpkin Patch and Rails to the Darkside which begin on Friday.
The wooden portion of 169's east end anti-climber has been installed. Bruce applied a coat of primer to it and the platform floor.