Here are C-63 and C-64 before they were repainted
Here are C-63 and C-64 as they look before receiving their lettering
It may not seem like much, but this is what got us started. One day, one of our volunteers said "Lets pump air into C-63 and see what happens" and that is just what we did. We expected there to be holes in the lines but oddly enough there weren't any. We decided to press our luck and pump the air into C-64s lines as well. We were in awe as both cabooses held up to 100 lbs of air and no holes! We released the brakes and reapplied them and they were flawless! That proved to us that these two cabooses were in excellent condition!
After the exterior painting was done on both cabooses, we worked on getting the water to work in the cabooses. When we first turned on the water, we were very excited as one could imagine. This video is of the first drops of water coming out of the faucet, and as the water tank was being filled.
Once the water was done, we turned our attention to the lighting. This is the interior of C-63. The caboose is lit up!
Who doesn't like night shots? After the lighting was complete in both cars, we decided to do in "impromptu" night photography session with the two cabooses.
Here we see one of our volunteers cutting out new windows from a sheet of Plexiglas for installation in our ex Boston and Maine car.
Another volunteer is installing one of those new windows. These windows were put in to improve the lighting inside our ex Boston and Maine car.
The B&M car having its brakes tested for the first time since at least 2006. No holes in the system!
The first coat of "Safety Red" has been applied to 13388. The closest shad of red to MPs caboose red is known today as "Safety Red."
Here are 13388 and 13456 after receiving a coat of paint. We think they look much better now then they did. We left that unpainted patch on 13456 and so that we can measure the size of the logo outline that is still visible.