Model Railroad Club seeks help in Caboose Restoration Project |

Model Railroad Club seeks help in Caboose Restoration Project

Sky-Hi Staff Report

The Grand County Model Railroad Club is seeking volunteers from the community to help with the Moffat Road Railroad Museum’s caboose restoration project.

The 1923 Caboose is one of only 175 cabooses built from 1913 to 1924. Grand County’s was built in May 1923 by the Mt. Vernon Car Company. The caboose was given to the club by the Lonie Bahr family of Falls City, Neb. It is a red all-wood caboose with the number “2655”. Union Pacific’s Records show that it was renovated in December 1963 and then retired in September 1967. For more information about the caboose go to

The Model Railroad Club has a tight schedule to finish the preparation work needed inside the caboose for the roof of the caboose can be repaired by early spring. The preparation work will involve two projects. The first will be scraping and sanding old paint from the interior of the caboose. Several volunteers are needed for this work. The second project will be to add foam board to the coach for insulation. The club is hoping that local contractors and handy-men and women will want to help.

Workdays are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Feb. 20. For more information call 970-281-9094.

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