Today we had our Boxcar Saturday. Karl brought his airless paint sprayer and several gallons of paint.
Well, Karl ended up with a sort of funny red spotted syndrome on his face! We all hope that it is not contagious. Dennis, Patti, Rob Himoto and myself all had a good time. Patti helped cook the hot dogs and beans on the Cowboy Hibachi.
The beans were very good. Later, I steamed up the Caroline, tested the brakes and ran a short photo freight using Karl’s boxcar #3126 and the caboose #303.
Rob Himoto of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad supplied the fuel for today’s event. We still have to some work to do on this boxcar, like rebuild one of the doors and the roof walk. It also needs some minor brake adjustments and lettering. Then, it will be ready for service.
Today was a fun day and we hope for more like it.