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A subset of the Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with the mission of preservation, restoration, and interpretation of CTSRR historic assets. The Springs group is primarily involved in restoration. See below for blog archive of older postings. For a brief history of 470 please click the link below to the Friends website.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

What summer? 7-24-2011

Work continued on 470 without me for most of the summer.  Glen Hall kindly supplied some photos of progress during June and July.  Work sessions in Chama and Antonito, as well as vacations, etc. resulted in some speed bumps as well.
By this time, the roof decking has been largely removed except for the car ends.  Craig has fabricated new carlins to replace those that have deteriorated.

Rich is working to remove decking from the west end.  Fortunately he is not afraid of heights. :-)
Tom continues with removal of what is left of the east end platform. 

Vertical metal braces to support the roof structure have been placed since there is little else holding it at this point with removal of so much material.
This "Disposition Tracer" was found while dismantling one of the end roofs, I believe the west.  It is dated 1939, when the D&RGW was using the car for maintenance of way as a diner-kitchen car.