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Handout, Article BCRHS acquires C&S boxcar #1771i` /1 ~ ~`~,,j ,~~ r,'~~ r~~ r~- ~ j n ' ~, C.~~ Boulder County Raiiway Historical Society's ~ , ~ .~.. (~. _ . ~o _ ~ ~ - Pubiished by the Boulder County Raiiway Historical Society, Inc. Vol. 3, Number 2 Spring 2000 BCRf~S acqv~res C'~ boxcar #1771 The Boulder County Railway Historical Society has acquired another standard Qau~e Colorado & Southern boxcar. #1771 is a steel car built at the CB~Q's Havelock. Nebraska shops in ~ugust of 1957. The car was retired in 1980 and sold to a warehouse company near I-70 and Colorado Blvd_ in Denver. # 1771 was used as a covered forklift bnd~e between two buildin~s on either side of a spur trac4c Eventually the buildings were sold, and the new owners had no use for the car and it was pushed to [he end of the spur where it sat for many years. The buildings were sold a?ain in February and the new owners did not want the car on the property. #1771 is complete with the exception of i~s doors, which were removed during its tenure as a bridgeway. The car was donated to the BCRHS by linited West ~faterials Company and was moved to Stirasburg for stora~e on :1~Iarch lOth. The BCRHS would like to thank rhe crews from ~nslow Crane :uid Tzd's Heavy Haw for the help in put[ing together a hastily scheduled move. Above: Lifting #1771 off of its trucks. Dem~er, Jlareh 9, 2000. Below: #1771 .stored at Str~sbu~g. .tila~rh 10, 2000. CBrN Locomotive #30 The Boulder County Railway Historical Society has applied for a Grant from the State Historical Fund to repair locomotive #30's front tender rruck. The trucl:s wooden bolsters are nearly rotted through, placing the truck in danger of collapsing. The expected cost for the repairs is $-t,000.00. The BCRHS will be notified in ~fav as to the status of the application. ~ ~ mechanical evaluation of locomodve ~30 is scheduled for Julv of this vear. Z'he evaluaaon will be performed by Scott Lindsay of Steam Operations Corporauon and will be used to plan the locomotive's restora[ion. D&RGW Coa+ch #~0 Work on the coach is pro~essinQ on schedule. Uhrich locomotive works re- cently completed the process of makin~ new •~vindo~v sashes and is almcst done replacing the posts and belt rails in the North wall of the coach. The posts provide the structural support for the 5ide walls, and nearly all of them were :otten whe:e thev were notched for the window sills. Lfirich has decided to patch the side sills instead of replace them entirely as the only bad portions were a few feet at each end. The west truck has been entirelv rebuilt and is ready to place under the coach. The lamp that came with ~280 to Baulder in 1952 has been loaned to L`hrich so that it may be used as a pattem to make new lamps, as all three of the lamps are missing from the coach. The ori~nal lamp has been stored for many years at the Colorado Railroad Museum and acrually came from another D&RGW coach. The railroad removed the lamp from another car and sent it to Boulder with ~80, at the request of Dr. Schooland. :~t the [ime, one of the lamps was missin~ from ~230 and Dr. Schooland wanted it to be complete. D&RGW Caboose #04990 The BCRHS hosted a work day on ~990 on ~iarch -Fth. Volunteers were able to scrape the loose paint from the caboose and apply one coat of paint_ This is the start of a project to stabilize the caboose and perform minor repairs. Plans include painting and lettering the caboose as well as replacing the platform decking and other minor repairs. Future workdays are sched- uled for every other Saturday, however the weather has not exactly been cooperating. Diamond Vogel Paints of Boulder has continued next page Top: Dick van Pelt and B~uce Ranniger work on Caboose #04990. 1~la~rh 4, 2000. A6ove: Coach #280 with siding removed. Jan. 22. 2000. Posts ane the vertica! parts of the wall. Belt rails are the horizonta! pa~ts of the wall. which the siding is then nailed to. ~ ~ Cenfral Park Train named o~ficia! 'Save Americas Tre~s~res" Profecf The Central Park Train Restoration has been named an official "Save America's Treasures" project. Save America's Trea- sures is a public-private paztnership of [he White House ~Iillennium Council and the National Trust for Historic Presecvation. "To focus public attention on tlte impor- tance of our national heritage and the need ro sm~e our treasures at risk, in early 1998 the White Hause Millennium Council teamed with the National Trust for Historic Preservarion to establish Save ~lmerica's Treusures. The program is a national effort to protectrLnerica's threatened cultural C'~S #13121 Llpdafe Stabilization work on the BCRHS's other boxcar, C&S #13121, has been started. The focus of this work is to weatherproof the car and prevent further deterioration until a plan is developed for the car. The car has been painted and will be lettered with the C&.S block style lettering in use when the car was built in 1906. Other work will include patching holes in the siding with plywood and bracing the roof. #13121 is stored in Strasburg alongside # 1771. If you wouId be interested in seeing these cars or helping with them, please contact Jason Midyette at (303) 6~2-1~28 or ylatt Arnutage at (303) ~2-~252. D&RGW Caboose #04990 continued donated the paint for the caboose and McGuckin Hardware has provided brushes, rollers and other tools. The one surviving platform step from #0~990 has been taken to L`hrich Locomo- tive Works will it will be used as a pattem to make three new steps. ~ possible trade with the Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is being discussed. The Friends are restoring D&RGW short caboose #0579 and are in need of parts such as end railings and caboose #04990 is in need of a brake system. As the City has treasures, including significant doccunents, works of art, maps, journals, and historic strctcrures thal riocument and flluminate the history and culture of the United States. Save America's Treastires is dedicated to identifi~ing and rescuing the enduring symbols of ~lmerican tracfition that define us as a nation." (from the Save America's Treasures website) The primary benefit of being named an official project is added recoanition and publicity. For more information, checkout the Save America's Treasures Web site at www. saveameric astreasures. org s ~ =~Ro' ~ r .i. ~~s~ ~~t"~~_ J -'~':"y- ~ . ~~;~~~ ,~ -~ : ~+~F~a .. . - . , . ..,~, -'~ :r ~: ., . _ ._ _ __ _ ~... _.,.,t,.;,, _ - . _ . ,. . _ . ~ - ~: ~=~.~ .;~ end railings and other parts from RGS caboose #0401 that are not needed for #04990 and the Friends have a brake system from a D&RGW boxcar that they do not need, it is hoped a trade can be worked out. A Boulder resident has donated an Estate model 140 caboose stove to the BCRHS. This stove is a very typical turn of the century caboose stove and will be appropri- ate for use in caboose #04990. The stove is essentially complete, but in need of minor repairs and rust removal. S onsot~s ~ The BCRHS would like to thank the following Boulder businesses for their conrributions to the Central Park Train Restoration Project and their interest in preserving local Boulder history. The Bank in Boulder Colorado Community First National Bank Cozy Corner Towing Crossroads Mall Diamoud ~ogel Pai.nts E~caans, Inc. of Boulde~ Grandrabbit's Toy Shoppe Hotel Boulderado Johnson Publishing McCornuck & C'h~'istoph, p.c. McGuckin Hardware Micro Motion, Inc. Ab~ouf The Bovlder Covnfy Railway Nisforical sociefy The Boulder County Railway Historical Society is a Non-Profit Corporation formed in 1957 ior the purpose of preserving and educating the public about the history of railroads in Boulder County. The BCRHS is a private organization, and is not an agent of the City of Boulder. The Society's specific focus is to wark with the City of Boulder to restore and provide for the long term care and preservation of the historic narrow gauge railroad equipment presendy locatEd in Boulder's Central Park ; ; ~~ ~-~- ~; _ - - ,~.._f~ b • t ;~~ Boulder County Railway Historical Society, Inc. Midyette A~hitects, p.c. Mustard's Last Stand Norwest Bank Boulder Pearl Stre~t Mall Propeities, Inc. Polk Family C'~haritable Fund Taggart 8~ Associates Tebo Coin Company Tebo Development Your Write Hand The BCRHS is contacting other local businesses for assistance in raising funds. Please watch this space in future newsletters for new sponsors, and please patronize these companies with your business. How To Conf~cf (.1.~ Boulder County Railway Historical Society, Inc. 1936 Fourteenth Street Boulder, CO 80302 fax (303) ~3-9920 www. narrowgauge. netlbcrhs Jason Midyette work: (303) -W~-9571 home: (303) 6~2-1428 Matt Armitage work: (303) ~32-5252 The Boulder County Railway Historical is a recognized (501(c)3) tax exemp[ organizarioa