all photos on this page by Bill Buhrmaster
In September and October volunteers held three work sessions on the Copper Range 60 coach. Through these efforts, the restoration project is much closer to completion. During the fall work sessions, all of the doors and windows were reinstalled in the car. At the same time, the seat frames were being rebuilt and painted brown, to match the floor. In subsequent weekends, the seat frames, arm rests and cushions were installed. By the end of October, brass window and door hardware was being installed along with the window curtains. Volunteers participating in the fall work sessions included:
Pete Becker, Ken Breher, Daryl Gasser, Judy Gasser, Mike Harrington, Jeff Haertlein, Roger Hugg, Jerry Mennenga, Carol Mennenga, Randy Merzdorf, Larry Myers, Jim Neubauer and Matt Theroux.
The car restoration is largely complete, with the exception of painting the underframe, trucks and platforms, as well as installing the coach lamps and baggage racks. The balance of restoration work is scheduled to be competed by May 2003, at which time the car will be placed on display in the Coach Shed.
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