Re: [Sn3] Fwd: [wslc] Narrow Gauge Survivor List
- Seems like Cal RR Museum or Ardenwood might be a good place for the car.
Leave it to a California city to destroy a piece of history! Surely someone
has a low boy or flatbed that can haul it to one of the museums.
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Subject: [Sn3] Fwd: [wslc] Narrow Gauge Survivor List
any one out there interested in this project? Maybe buy it and donate it
for a tax write off.
In a message dated 4/25/04 11:46:47 PM, hnmjcorbett@... writes:
> (2) Bunk Flat #11, Mall Display, Santa Barbara.
> This WAS a West Side Lumber Car. It once was the basis for a camp car that
> long survived the demise of the West Side Lumber Co., only to be cut down
> a flat by the short lived and ill fated (and long closed) West Side &
> Valley tourist operation. I just returned (4/25/04) from the West Side
> Reunion Convention in Sonora, California. A man from Santa Barbara was
> there, trying to find a buyer for the car. It had been displayed on the
> Santa Barbara wharf, which projects some distance into the bay there
> in turn, is the Pacific Ocean. It was an open air display and definitely
> NOT a mall display. However, the City of Santa Barbara is repairing the
> wharf and wants to destroy the car, which has been stored in 3 pieces (the
> two trucks and the body) in a City of Santa Barbara Corporation Yard. This
> is also in the open air and unprotected. This man, who is a private
> from Santa Barbara who had a major role in moving the car to its former
> on the wharf some years ago, who would like to find someone who can save
> car and provide protected storage for it. He had photos with him that
> showed the car in a corner of the Corporation Yard.