Saturday, June 1, 2013

Chapel car photo opportunity

The chapel car 5 Messenger of Peace achieved substantial completion in April.  This 1898-built mobile church has been under rehabilitation in the Museum's Conservation and Restoration Center ("CRC") beginning in February 2011. 

In May, though a little dusty, the car was temporarily moved to the Train Shed to allow coach 218 to occupy track two in the CRC so it can have some of its new windows installed.  Later this season the Messenger of Peace will return to the CRC for lettering.  But on a beautiful sunny day in May just a few days short of the 115th anniversary of its dedication in Buffalo, New York, the chapel car posed for outdoor photos in Snoqualmie, Washington.  And its first trip outside the CRC in over two years!


David said...

Spike, Great looking old rolling stock/rolling chapel! Can't wait to see it with the lettering upon completion... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Anonymous said...

The old girl doesn't look half her age. Beautiful job, Richard and gang.