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IRM Wagontop Restoration
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Author:  buzz_morris [ Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: IRM Wagontop Restoration

I arrived at barn 14 too late to get a shot from the sunny side but here is our completed B&O Wagon top box. Victor had better luck and will probably have a better photo and an article in an upcoming Rail and Wire.
We should also be able to get this car into a demonstration freight train for the 2018 season.

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Author:  Thomas Cornillie [ Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: IRM Wagontop Restoration

Congratulations on a completed project!

I have a question about the history of the car. In talking with Bob Kutella many years ago, before restoration of the car commenced, he mentioned that the car may have one of a handful of B&O wagontop boxcars fitted with signal air and steam lines for use on passenger trains. Was any evidence of this found during the restoration?

As part of the project wrap-up and closeout, I suggest documenting how the repairs on the lower side sheets were made. When I first saw this car (25+ years ago) there was quite a bit of rust through and many thin spots. The finished result is excellent and knowing how IRM accomplished this will give a leg up to other organizations in restoring equipment with similar issues.

Author:  Richard Glueck [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: IRM Wagontop Restoration

I remember those wagon-tops as part of the rare LIRR freight trains. Gosh, that looks good. What a sight for sore eyes!

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