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.

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