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South Park Rail Society; D&RGW Stock Car 5743 Project

February 11, 2020 07:47AM
Along with track construction in 2020, the South Park Rail Society will be tackling our first major car restoration project; former Denver & Rio Grande Western stock car 5743.

As actual Colorado & Southern stock cars are not available (save for the sole surviving example, C&S 7064, which has a home at the Colorado railroad Museum in Golden), a Rio Grande car will serve as a stand in. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad made 5743 available to us at an extremely reasonable price and while it needs a lot of work, it is a fairly straight forward restoration project that will provide a good opportunity for the SPRS to build up wood rail car restoration skills.

No. 5743 will be restored to its 1926 appearance, immediately after it was rebuilt. The car will receive a new roof, new floor and new doors, along with repairs to its frame and walls. The completed car will be painted “boxcar red” and lettered in a 1926 D&RGW lettering scheme.

Work on No. 5743 will be done during the 2020 work days in Como and it is planned to have the car completed by August, 2020 for a debut at Boreas Pass Railroad Day on August 15.

The total budget for this project is $7,000.00, which includes $4,500.00 for materials and $2,500.00 for moving the car from Durango to Como.

Donations to the project are of course welcome and if you would like to work on the car, come join us at one of the work days. (A schedule is posted at [www.southparkrail.com] )

Link to the D&RGW 5743 Go Fund Me page; [www.gofundme.com]

Donations can also be sent to;
SPRS / D&RGW 5743 Project
P.O. Box 197
Bendena KS 66008

Thanks

Jason Midyette

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D&RGW 5743 arrives in Como, November 14, 20198
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