The help that is provided makes it possible for us to move forward in many areas. The crews, referred to as Community Service
volunteers (CSV) are from the Attendance Centre, Alberta Justice.
The Party Car has been renamed the Family Car. It will be moved from the Track Car Display to a new location east of Peavey Station. The trucks will be removed and once settled on a foundation a deck will be built around it so that it becomes an attraction for families who want to have a place for a birthday party or a family get-together. The tamper has been moved already to give a clear view of the track. The diesel crane was used, with Brad at the controls, assisted by Barry, Dennis and Don.
Barry has once again taken on the task of curb appeal. He has a list of things to do that will make the place more inviting. If you would like to help, see Barry and pick a job. He knows how to fit the task to the skills available. He and Phil are moving forward in a lot of areas that need work. They will appreciate your help.
Hans and Betty and Jim and Helen are taking advantage of cruises so they will be ready for the summer's activities.
xCN#4, a 44 tonner, will arrive by truck on Wednesday, April 19 at about 14 o'clock. Thanks to Barry Graham, Terminal Manager at Evrast Pipe in Camrose, the locomotive and the transportation were both donated by the company. More information will be provided later.
Terry has arranged a hands - on switching seminar for later this month. In order to be safe, and remain safe, we must review and practice the operating rules that govern our activities. The Railway Act of Alberta under the Heritage Railway Section outlines the requirements for obtaining and keeping our license to operate. This is not a hobby but is serious railroading.
Niale is supervising a crew to re-gauge and re-plate about 20-30 feet of track at the derail off Coronado Sub. It was overlooked when other work was being done by the rail contractor.
Quotes are being sought for upgrading Dunvegan Shop. Included is power and light, roof repairs, insulation and heat.
An addition is also planned to house mini-rail track along the south side of the shop. It is being planned by Ivan and Ric, both of whom are experienced mini-rail enthusiasts. Mini-rail represents an opportunity to increase revenue and therefore our sustainability as well as offering an additional attraction for younger visitors.