Northwest Railway Museum Latest Restoration

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railsnw

Railroad Historian
#1
The Northwest Railway Museum is proud to present our latest restoration, Northern Pacific single sheathed war emergency boxcar NP 28417. Built in June 1944 this car was built with wood sides to conserve on the use of steel. The restoration consisted of repair and replacement of wood siding, moving of the end tackboards back to their original location, new tackboards on the doors, replacement of wood running boards, and overall surface prep and painting. Lettering was done by the creation of paint masks. The attached photos show the car and the one view shows it with our previous restortaion of NP 14794. Photos by Dale Campbell.

Richard Wilkens
Volunteer
Northwest Railway Museum
 

Macster

Only known as Mac
#2
Beautiful work Richard!! I am looking forward to starting on our wooden boxcars =D

Are you all going to use them in a photo freight or something sometime?
 

Jackrabbit

Preserving "America's RR"
#3
A really top-notch job. Look like they just came out of the South Tacoma shops. Thank everyone involved for all their hard work.
 

railsnw

Railroad Historian
#4
Photo Freight

We have been toying with the idea of having a short photo freight with the two boxcars and Weyerhaeuser Timber White River Branch Fairbanks-Morse #1 and caboose #001 representing a lumber train going to the NP interchange in Enumclaw. Work on the FM will start soon as we have received a $5000 grant from the NRHS to repaint it and we will also be doing engine work.

Richard
 

April

Reality escapee
#8
We have been toying with the idea of having a short photo freight with the two boxcars and Weyerhaeuser Timber White River Branch Fairbanks-Morse #1 and caboose #001 representing a lumber train going to the NP interchange in Enumclaw. Work on the FM will start soon as we have received a $5000 grant from the NRHS to repaint it and we will also be doing engine work.

Richard
Now you need a 40' PS-1 steel boxcar to go with the pair.

:)

April
 

ES44AC

What is your malfunction?
#9
Maybe you guys should try to get that old NP cab at Zekes on Hwy2 and restore that or the one at Ellensburg.
 
#10
Speaking of photo freights, what ever happened to the acquisition of NP #125 the museum site notes it was purchased in 2001 but has not been moved yet, an NP loco on the front would look nice.
 
#11
Maybe you guys should try to get that old NP cab at Zekes on Hwy2 and restore that or the one at Ellensburg.
We already have one wood Northern Pacific Caboose # 1203 in storage. One is enough right now. :)

Speaking of photo freights, what ever happened to the acquisition of NP #125 the museum site notes it was purchased in 2001 but has not been moved yet.
The Northern Pacific # 125 Alco HH660 is still stored at the Port Of Longview. It was decided to hold off moving the locomotive until the Train Shed is completed as currently the locomotive is stored undercover at the Port, otherwise the locomotive would have been stored outside and taking up needed track space at Snoqualmie.

Daniel

Restoration Volunteer
Northwest Railway Museum
 
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weekendrailroader

Guy with the green hat
#12
1.Let's see... the last time I was up at Snoqualmie the Great Northern ballast regulator was looking pretty close to completion, (if it wasn't completed already), I imagine 218's still occupying one track. Now that the boxcar is done, what's the next car to get a turn in the CRC?

2. Is there a date set as to when Northern Pacific #924 gets pulled out of the compound for a cosmetic restoration? I really want to be there to see some of those steamers move around, even if not under their own power.

3. Is 218 going to be fully restored on the interior as well (original-type seats, wood stove?) or is she going to receive bench seats like #213?

Thanks.:)
 
#13
1.Let's see... the last time I was up at Snoqualmie the Great Northern ballast regulator was looking pretty close to completion, (if it wasn't completed already), I imagine 218's still occupying one track. Now that the boxcar is done, what's the next car to get a turn in the CRC?

2. Is there a date set as to when Northern Pacific #924 gets pulled out of the compound for a cosmetic restoration? I really want to be there to see some of those steamers move around, even if not under their own power.

3. Is 218 going to be fully restored on the interior as well (original-type seats, wood stove?) or is she going to receive bench seats like #213?
- The Great Northern Ballast Regulator is completed and stored outside the the CRC. The main focus soon is going to be on the former BC Rail "Zapper" Spiker.

- Currently the other boxcar NP 14794, is in the shop and the new roof walk will be installed this weekend.

- It is planned to display the Northern Pacific #924 0-6-0 steam locomotive inside the Train Shed, although no time frame for a cosmetic restoration has been released yet.

- The 218 will be getting the correct walkover seats installed as part of the restoration. Currently almost one side of the car has had new siding installed and work is being done on the replacement of the car's end sills.

Daniel
Restoration Volunteer
Northwest Railway Museum
 





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