Saturday, January 31, 2009

Under wraps....for now!

#9 in the Top Ten Stories of 2008 from the Corsicana Daily Sun:

Number 9

Interurban Railcar finally back

In early November, the city went and fetched back its partially renovated railcar from Alabama, where it spent five years in the yard of the Edwards Railcar Company, a professional restorer that specializes in trains.

The No. 305 spent much of that time exposed to the elements in what was to be an on-again, off-again process. The owner of the company admitted that he underbid the project, and didn’t have the funds to finish the job. In the end, local residents urged the city to say “enough,” and bring it home.

While the project wasn’t completed as contracted, the company was paid in full by the city for the contract to restore the railcar.

The next step is to build a protective metal shed for the railcar, so the reconstruction process can resume locally.

Friday, January 30, 2009

SWF -- Leaning Tower of Corsicana?

No, the tower is still perfectly upright. But it was too cold to get out of the car (OK, I'm a wimp) so I just lowered the driver-side window and held the camera up!

This is the way our sky has looked the last few days. Today there's sunshine, but I really wanted to use this picture!

More Skywatch here.