Both the Cook Car and NAR 17913 are in Calder Shop for repairs and upgrading. The Cook Car required some repairs - doors, windows, siding and roof. Those are going forward under the expert skills of Barry, Jamie, Buster, Phil and Hans. As the work progresses, the car is getting a detailed evaluation and upgrading as a display. Some paint will be applied and the walls cleaned. This rare car came from the Northern Alberta Railways Work Train. Other cars from this train will be upgraded as time and resources permit.
NAR 17913 was purchased by the NAR in 1952. It was used in non-revenue service to transport supplies for work trains. It is being refurbished as a display featuring grain movement and general purpose use. The restoration is being supported by a grant from AGRIUM in Fort Saskatchewan as a community service to highlight the importance of fertilizer to the grain industry.
Work continues on 1392 in preparation for her 100th anniversary celebrations in 2013. To my knowledge, 1392 is the only CNR 10-wheeler in operation in Canada. Many events are being discussed. Terry and Don are coordinating the final stages of the preparation.