Volunteers are needed to restore 1923 caboose
April 5, 2012
Members of the Moffat Road Railroad Museum and volunteers will begin seasonal work on Saturday, April 7, to restore the 1923 wooden caboose at the future museum site in Granby near the softball fields.
Work will continue 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. most Saturdays through the summer, said Dave Naples of the museum.
Naples said volunteers with all manner of skills are needed, from carpenters to metal workers to cleaners and painters. Materials are being furnished by the museum courtesy of a $5,000 grant from Union Pacific Railroad, he said.
Another grant will be available once this one has been used, he said.
Museum members are also excited about the prospect of a 70-foot wooden 1905 rail coach being shipped to the site later this month. The coach, made by the same company and in the same style as the coaches once used on the historic Moffat Road, was shrink-wrapped and put on a rail car in Rhode Island this week, Naples said, adding it could arrive the last week of April.
Prospective volunteers can reach Naples at 970-281-9094.