- Herb and Irene arrived to distribute the appropriate paperwork to the appropriate volunteers, always an appropriate task which is appropriately appreciated. Ken H and daughter popped in for a visit and to test the coffee. Ken tested the coffee, no children were harmed during that exercise. And he was just in time to pull off another fabulous rescue. Don tried a little snow relocation with his Ford pick-up but found it doesn't steer too well with the front wheels off the ground. Nothing a little help from Ken H and a little tug from Mr. Zaychuk and his tractor couldn't remedy in short order. Phil carried on testing his cool weather work skills to continue working on the box car door. Barry helped Phil with the door, then helped Don and Butch get the tractor started and then helped Jamie plow snow. He's just a helpful kinda guy! Butchshowed another facet of his many skills and played electrician to get some more of the plugs in the carpenter shop powered up and started the installation of a new plug and switch for the router. Then he ended up helping Don and Barry get the tractor going so Barry could clear some snow around the front gate. Jamie practised his cat skinning skills to pile up some more snow. Don't worry, no harm came to any of our furry felines during that exercise.
- we all oohed and aahed over the bright blue and white locomotive fleet that appeared on the mainline. Four new locomotives to go under the Christmas tree for Brad and his boys! Barry and Phil carried on with the box car door - how many bolts do you have to put in that dang thing!!!! Jamie pulled some staples out of a couple of pieces of salvaged plywood - how many staples do you need to seal the sides of a crate!!!! Then he checked over the dozer and topped up all the fluid levels - how many litres of antifreeze does this thing need!!!!!
- Hans delved into more archives. Phil and Barry worked on the solenoid on the tractor but were not able to get it started on this chilly day. So they proceeded to complete the restoration of the second box car door and moved it off to the side in the shop for now, no mean feat in a -20 deg. shop. Jamie got in some more dozer practise and reshaped some flat snow into piled snow around the metal bin and burn pile. Then they all helped Brad and his guys to load some restoration materials into the Agrium box car so Brad could move it to a different spot in Calder Shop while trying to fit some too big locomotives into too small a shop space.