C&S 8027 Part III – Restoration

By the summer of 2008, I had made the decision to start restoring C&S 8027. One of the earliest decisions to be made in the restoration was to settle on what era the car would be restored to as it had sported several different appearances and at least three different …

Colorado & Southern 8027 Part II

A Decision As noted in my last post, early March 2005 found me the proud owner of Colorado & Southern narrow gauge boxcar 8027 and very little in the way of ideas as to what to do with it. Step one was to move the car to a more secure …

Colorado & Southern Narrow Gauge Boxcar 8027

Part I – The Beginning Welcome to my latest restoration project – finishing out a narrow gauge boxcar that I have had for almost 15 years and getting it ready to go back home to Colorado. By this summer, Colorado & Southern boxcar No. 8027 should be in Como, Colorado …

Finally a use for some of the Atchison Street Railway rail

Back in August 2017, I managed to acquire some rail from the car barn of the Atchison Street Railway (See “A bit of Atchison railroad history saved”). I ended that post with the observation “now that I have a trailer full of “history”, the question becomes what to do with …

Repairing the wreck damage on West Side Lumber 297

By the summer of 2013, the time had come to begin work on #297. The first order of business was to deal with the most pressing issues – strengthen the right side and intermediate sills and get the car sitting correctly on its “A” end truck. The car was pulled …