The cook car is complete. Thanks to Barry, Jamie, Phil and Hans the inside has been repaired and painted and the outside is now complete as well. A lot of siding was replaced and painted, the roof was made weather-tight and upgrades on doors were done. All that remains is to letter the outside.
Work is now beginning on NAR 17913. It was a box car on the CPR and became a supply car on the NAR. 17913 has now been identified as a candidate for restoration. It has been switched into Calder Shop for repair and painting. Thanks to a $5,000 donation from AGRIUM as arranged by Terry.
The snow load was too much for the roof on Dunvegan Shop. As a result a portion of the roof over the north bay has collapsed. We had previously submitted a grant application for upgrading the shop and had included the roof as part of the quote. Ivan is talking to the roofing contractor to get an update.
#4 is also receiving some additional mechanical intervention to increase its reliability.
We are awaiting confirmation of the switching plans for x CN 1179 "Chief Moostoos" and the Alta Steel 80 ton locomotive. Both are in Walker Yard. In addition the 40 ton crane that was part of the donation from Alta Steel is in the On-Track yard, north of the museum. Thanks to CN, all the equipment will be moved to the museum when their schedule is finalized.