Recently awarded a John Emery Grant for restoration work on our Mt. Baxter Pullman car, work is proceeding to repair the steel columns between the windows that were rusted out as well as rusted side panels. Sandblasting and painting will complete the exterior work when finished.
Live Project Updates
Rusted out portions of the steel window columns have been cut out and replaced with formed steel pieces that have been welded in place. New windows are being made to replace some that have extensive wood rot.
Weld repairs continue on the rusted-out window columns on the historic passenger car. The repairs are nearing completion on the second side after which the mahogany windows will be re-installed. The car will then be sand-blasted and repainted. Current repairs are being performed with funds received from the John H. Emery Rail Heritage Grant received in 2021.
The rusted columns have all been replaced with new formed steel sections. New formed steel facing strips are in stock and soon to be welded to the columns on the window frames.
Midwest Railway Preservation Society is proud to announce that we have been awarded a $10,000 grant from The Frohring Foundation to be used for restoration of our Pullman sleeper, CTVX 1, Mt. Baxter. Those funds added to previous grants received from the John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust and the National Railway Historical Society will enable us to complete the project. The current focus is to complete weld repairs on the body and then re-install the wooden windows before sand-blasting and applying the finish paint.