A grant funding request to the NRHS has been submitted to the District 7 board and unamanously approved and sent forward for review and approval of funds. The funding request is specific too the complete rebuilding of the roof and the A end of the car to include new draft gear sills.
So far the car has been placed on a set of Thielson trucks,climax couplers, new needle beams, queen posts, truss rods, body hung brakes, hand brakes and air brakes applied. One entire side of car has had most of the uprights and diagonal supports replaced with new siding. If the grant funding is successfull the car is scheduled to back into the shop around December as our Winter restoration job.