CTRC - The California Trolley and Railroad Corporation.
Preserving the historical heritage of railroading and trolleys in the Santa Clara Valley of California.

Status - June 10, 2014

John Ezovski

Vandalism on SP1215

Someone felt they had to gain access to the 1215's cab by kicking out the fireman's front window. Plastic window was destroyed.  Window frame was not damaged.  Repairs will cost about $20.00.

OSH Boxcar

Another big step towards getting OSH boxcar back on its trucks: Today, Larry, Denis and I started to wire brushed the ends of the car in preparation of applying paint.  Cleaning of the end of the car facing south is complete and ready for next step.  End of car facing north is about 2/3rds done.  I hope to have more of this work done tomorrow.

The next step in the process is to weld repair some of the rusted out areas on the ends of the car.  Patches need to be applied before painting.

2479 Site

In addition to the many cats, a family of foxes has taken up residence.

This morning I saw at least five animals living around the south-east pile of material.  Two may have been parents with three kits.  One of the kits is not very shy.  It walked up to within six feet of where I was standing.  I did not want to scare the animal but on the other hand I did not want it to become unafraid of a human.  There are to many mean people out there.  Image below is of the animal coming slowly towards me.

 

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