Sunday, March 23, 2008

D&RGW #6206

With the restoration of flat car 6216 nearly finished and only some lettering to finish up volunteers turned their attention to sister car 6206. The weekend of March 22 saw the removal of all the wood from the car.

Although this car was more complete and the the wood appeared to be in better shape, it turned out the wood was much more rotten. It also had many sighns of splicing and repairs from the Rio Grande days.

The end of the work. Bolts still need to be removed then the car will be sandblasted and painted.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

D&RGW flat car mostly done!

D&RGW flat car #6216 comes out of the shop for it's first trip around the track.

Arriving at the North Depot, we stop to inspect journals

Departing the North Depot to return to the shop for final touch-up work.

All that remains to be done is to finish lettering the car. Thanks to all who helped make this project a success!
Next we start restoring sister car #6206.