Work on the East Jordan & Southern #2 continues at a steady pace. This past weekend we had a great turnout during the work session, allowing us to work on several projects including the EJ&S #2 which was led by Pete B. and Bill. F.
Work focused on the west side of the car. Tasks included installing the window sills, window lentils, and the panels between the windows. New window stops for the west side of the car were also produced and all the pieces primed.
Pete B. making more progress on the EJ&S #2. Bill Buhrmaster photo.
New exterior window stops 6/30/2019. Peter B. photo.
Upper siding panels installed and primed 6/30/2019. Peter B. photo.
In the May work session we decided to remove the west side letter board, siding above the window sill and the window sill. Work was then started on fabricating new window sill material.
During the June 14 and 15th work session work on the window sill was completed. This included fastening an inner trim piece to the sill and then attaching the sill to the belt rail. The next steps include installing new siding above the window sill and re-installing the top fascia and letter board.
Peter B. Restoration Department
West side of EJ&S #2 with window sill installed. 6-15-2019. Peter B. photo.
Newly made and installed trim piece that serves as a sort of weather strip for bottom edge of window. Peter B. photo.
EJ&S No. 2 got new siding installed on the west side of the car below the window sill during April 26 – 28 work session. The siding was lightly sanded and Sunday afternoon was warm enough to get a coat of Pullman Green primer on the new wood. Thanks to David P. and Dave H. for help with this project.
Thanks again to the NRHS for the Rail Heritage Grant received in 2015 that funded the purchase of the lumber used to produce the tongue and grove siding. Sometimes I lose track of the time required for a project of this scope even though progress is quite apparent.